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Substance Abuse

As can be seen below, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and family therapy currently have the most research evidence for the treatment of adolescents with substance abuse problems. These treatments can be administered in a variety of different formats, each of which has varying levels of research support.

Please click here to read more about specific evidence-based treatment programs for substance abuse.

Adolescent Substance Abuse

Well-Established
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Probably Efficacious
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Possibly Efficacious
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Experimental
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N/A

Source: Waldron, H. B. & Turner, C. W. (2008). Evidence-based psychosocial treatments for adolescent substance abuse. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 37, 238-261.

 
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