Drug Abuse and Multidimensional Family Therapy Term Paper by Nicky

A description of the tenets of the multidimensional family therapy approach.
# 146469 | 1,513 words | 10 sources | APA | 2010 | US

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The paper explores the literature on the multidimensional family therapy approach to treating adolescent drug abuse. The paper
provides several descriptions of multidimensional family therapy that show how approaches will be different in virtually every clinical setting. The paper concludes by revealing that multidimensional family therapy has been shown to be a cost effective approach when compared to standard treatment options.

Background and Overview
Description of Multidimensional Family Therapy

From the Paper:

"Among the numerous treatment modalities to emerge in recent years that have been determined effective, a growing number of practitioners are turning to multidimensional family therapy as a comprehensive approach to treating specific syndromes and problems associated with adolescent substance abuse, as well as delinquency, and externalizing disorders (Sexton, Weeks & Robbins, 2003). In this regard, Liddle and his associates developed the multidimensional family therapeutic approach which integrates concepts of individual development in adolescents with various structural concepts and concepts from traditional substance-use treatment (Liddle et al., 2001)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Burrow-Sanchez, J. J. (2006). Understanding adolescent substance abuse: Prevalence, risk factors, and clinical implications. Journal of Counseling and Development, 84(3), 283- 284.
  • Coombs, R. H. (2005). Family therapy review: Preparing for comprehensive and licensing examinations. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  • Dennis, M. L., Babor, T. F., Diamond, G., Donaldson, J., Godley, S. H., Titus, J. C, Tims, F., et al. (2000). The Cannabis Youth Treatment (CYT) Experiment: Preliminary findings. A report to H. Westley Clark, Director, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services in Coombs at p. 387.
  • Essau, C. A. (2003). Conduct and oppositional defiant disorders: Epidemiology, risk factors, and treatment. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  • Liddle, H. A., Dakof, G. A., Parker, K., Diamond, G. S., Barrett, K., & Tejeda, M. (2001). Multidimensional family therapy for adolescent drug abuse: Results of a randomized clinical trial. American Journal of Drug & Alcohol Abuse, 27(4), 651-688.

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APA Format

Drug Abuse and Multidimensional Family Therapy (2010, December 29) Retrieved September 24, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/drug-abuse-and-multidimensional-family-therapy-146469/

MLA Format

"Drug Abuse and Multidimensional Family Therapy" 29 December 2010. Web. 24 September. 2023. <https://www.academon.com/term-paper/drug-abuse-and-multidimensional-family-therapy-146469/>