Childhood and Chemical Abuse highlights the most recent prevention and intervention strategies for fighting substance abuse among children and adolescents. The contributors--all experienced researchers and service providers in the chemical abuse field--clarify the negative impact that substance abusers can have on the health, welfare, and productivity of others, document the increased risk of becoming substance abusers that children of substance abusers face, and examine the major causes and correlates of chemical dependency in youth. The issues, research, and strategies within this exciting book provide a grounded and practical direction for the implementation of prevention and intervention techniques in the addiction process.

Contents Foreword
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Part I: Etiology
  • Introduction
  • Childhood Predictors of Adolescent Substance Abuse: Toward an Empirically Grounded Theory
  • Family Environmental and Genetic Influences on Children’s Future Chemical Dependency
  • Part II: Prevention
  • Introduction
  • School-Based Substance Abuse Prevention: A Review of Program Research
  • Family-Oriented Interventions for the Prevention of Chemical Dependency in Children and Adolescents
  • Mass media, Youth, and the Prevention of Substance Abuse: Towards an Integrated Approach
  • Comprehensive Community Programs for Drug Abuse Prevention
  • Part III: Intervention
  • Introduction
  • The Multicultural Model in Chemical Abuse Prevention and Intervention
  • Treatment for Childhood Chemical Abuse
  • Future Issues and Promising Directions in the Prevention of Substance Abuse Among Youth
  • Selected Readings
  • ERIC Documents and Journal Articles
  • Author Index
  • Subject Index