Adolescents and substance abuse testing: Consideration of treatment models

William H. James, David D. Moore, Rissa M. Wabaunsee, Julia F. Hastings

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Substance abuse testing and treatment programs for adolescents using drugs are receiving increased attention on high school campuses. Many policymakers question drug testing and the treatment models for adolescent substance abusers. This paper explores the impact of drug testing. Treatment models and approaches for substance abuse are presented. It is recommended that treatment counselors explore drug testing in relationship to treatment models for substance use. We advise counselors to consider comprehensive programs for adolescents based on their belief systems and values assigned to moral, medical and social models of treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)295-303
Number of pages9
JournalDrugs: Education, Prevention and Policy
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Health(social science)


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