Family-based therapy for adolescent drug abuse: Knowns and unknowns

Timothy J. Ozechowski, Howard A. Liddle

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Abstract

Family-based therapy is one of the most thoroughly studied treatments for adolescent drug abuse. Considerable empirical support exists for the efficacy of family-based therapy in curtailing adolescent drug use and cooccurring behavior problems. This article extends knowledge of the effects of family-based therapy for adolescent drug abuse by reviewing 16 controlled trials and 4 therapy process studies from a treatment development perspective. We articulate "knowns and unknowns" regarding the outcomes of treatment as well as the components, processes, mechanisms, moderators, and boundaries of effective family-based therapy for adolescent drug abuse. The review highlights areas of progress and future research needs within the specialty of family-based therapy for adolescent drug abuse.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)269-298
Number of pages30
JournalClinical Child and Family Psychology Review
Volume3
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2000

Keywords

  • Adolescent drug abuse
  • Family-based therapy
  • Treatment development
  • Treatment outcome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Education
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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