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The Cannabis Youth Treatment (CYT) Study: main findings from two randomized trials.
TLDR
Overall, the clinical outcomes were very similar across sites and conditions; however, after controlling for initial severity, the most cost-effective interventions were MET/CBT5 and MET-CBT12 in Trial 1 and ACRA and MET/ CBT5 in Trial 2.
The Cannabis Youth Treatment (CYT) experiment: rationale, study design and analysis plans.
TLDR
The feasibility of implementing the CYT manual-guided treatment and quality assurance model in community-based adolescent treatment programs is discussed.
The Assessment Process
TLDR
This chapter reviews the referral and evaluation process, decisions for triage (patient—treatment matching), and the assessment of APSUDs and other comorbid disorders utilizing rating scales.
COGNITIVE-BEHAVIORAL COPING SKILLS AND PSYCHOEDUCATION THERAPIES FOR ADOLESCENT SUBSTANCE ABUSE
TLDR
Replication of these findings, continued exploration of potential matching effects of conduct disorder, age, and gender to singular or integrative treatment modalities, and exploration of aftercare programs for the maintenance or enhancement of treatment gains are warranted.
ADOLESCENT SUBSTANCE ABUSE
  • Y. Kaminer
  • Psychology
    Critical Issues in Psychiatry
  • 1 December 1986
Psychotherapies for adolescent substance abusers: a pilot study.
TLDR
CBT appears to be a promising short-term psychosocial intervention for adolescents, and school function, peer-social relationships, legal problems, and psychiatric severity all showed a consistent nonsignificant direction in favor of CBT over IT.
The Teen-Addiction Severity Index: rationale and reliability.
TLDR
The rationale for the design of the T-ASI is discussed and a preliminary study indicating satisfactory interrater reliability of the rating scale is presented.
Patterns of affective comorbidity in a clinical population of dually diagnosed adolescent substance abusers.
TLDR
In this population of adolescent psychiatric inpatients, the primary-secondary paradigm did not predict either acute remission for depressive symptoms or distinct family history of comorbid disorders.
On the learning curve: the emerging evidence supporting cognitive-behavioral therapies for adolescent substance abuse.
TLDR
The evidence for the efficacy of group therapy is particularly important, countering the assertion that aggregating problem youths into group treatment settings is associated with iatrogenic effects.
Self-efficacy as a predictor of treatment outcome in adolescent substance use disorders.
TLDR
Youth substance abuse relapse prevention was examined as a function of patients' situational self-efficacy (SE), their confidence to abstain from substance use in high-risk situations and CBT was not differentially effective than PET in promoting SE.
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