Listening to youth: Adolescents' reasons for substance use as a unique predictor of treatment response and outcome.

@article{Dow2013ListeningTY,
  title={Listening to youth: Adolescents' reasons for substance use as a unique predictor of treatment response and outcome.},
  author={Sarah J. Dow and John F Kelly},
  journal={Psychology of addictive behaviors : journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors},
  year={2013},
  volume={27 4},
  pages={
          1122-31
        }
}
National efforts have focused on improving adolescent substance use disorder (SUD) treatment outcomes, yet improvements remain modest. Because adolescents are noteworthy for heterogeneity in their clinical profiles, treatment might be enhanced by the identification of clinical subgroups for which interventions could be more effectively tailored. Some of these subgroups, such as those based on abstinence motivation, substance involvement, and psychiatric status are promising candidates. This… CONTINUE READING
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