Juvenile Offenders

Substance Abuse Treatment for Juvenile Offenders: A Review of Quasi-Experimental and Experimental Research

Substance Abuse Treatment for Juvenile Offenders: A Review of Quasi-Experimental and Experimental Research

Published: | Author: Stephen Tripodi, Kimberly Bender

This paper presents the results of a systematic review of the research literature to assess the effectiveness of substance abuse treatment programs for alcohol and marijuana use by juvenile offenders. The literature and database search generated five experimental or quasi-experimental studies that assessed alcohol outcomes for juvenile offenders and five experimental or quasi-experimental studies that assessed marijuana outcomes for juvenile offenders. Implications for future research are discussed.

Category: Substance Use, Juvenile Offenders
Determinants of substance abuse among incarcerated adolescents: Implications for brief treatment and crisis intervention.

Determinants of substance abuse among incarcerated adolescents: Implications for brief treatment and crisis intervention.

Published: | Author: Stephen Tripodi, David W. Springer, Kevin Corcoran

This study assessed the determinants of substance abuse among incarcerated youth. Because substance abuse is a predictor of incarceration and conduct disorder is known to increase the chances of youth abusing substances, the purpose of this study was to determine what seminal symptoms of conduct disorder seem to be the risk factors for substance abusers among incarcerated youth.

Category: Substance Use, Juvenile Offenders