Early adolescence is one of the most sensitive periods in the life cycle. It is a transitional period during which young adolescents experience physical changes (Paikoff and Brooks-Gunn, 1990), new feelings and perspectives about their sense of self and relationships (Archer, 1982), and significant shifts in socially ascribed roles (Dunham, Kidwell, and Wilson, 1986). The “developmental reorganization�? (Cicchetti and Toth, 1992) that occurs between late childhood and adolescence makes early adolescence a time of heightened vulnerability to emotional and behavior problems and substance use disorders. Moreover, problems during this critical period increase vul- Completion of this work was supported by grants from the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT, Grant No. I KD1 Til 1871, H. Liddle, Principal Investigator) and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (Grant No. P50 DAI 1328, H. Liddle, Principal Investigator; Grant No. T32 DA07297, H. Liddle, Principal Investigator). The opinions expressed in this chapter are those of the authors and do not reflect official positions of CSAT or NIDA.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment in the United States|
|Subtitle of host publication||Exemplary Models from a National Evaluation Study|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis|
|Number of pages||28|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2014|
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