Intervention on the Student Substance User: A School-Family Intervention Process

William H. James, David D. Moore, Raymond Mason

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This paper outlines the process of intervention on the student substance user enrolled in public school It is proposed that, with careful planning, intervention for the student substance user is a firm, expeditious, and appropriate response to the disease of chemical dependency. Steps are outlined that can help family and friends in offering assistance to the student who is chemically dependent. Concerns about discipline and extra-curricular activities that should be addressed immediately to insure a successful intervention also are presented for the Student Substance User is discussed as the initial step in the process of student recovery. Additionally, there is a need to understand that there are different circumstances or factors to be considered when an intervention is being carried out with students, [Single or multiple copies of this article are available from The Haworth Document Delivery Service: 1-800-342-9678, 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. (EST).].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)61-76
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Education
  • General Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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