The book provides readers from a range of professional backgrounds with authoritative and up to date information about the effects of alcohol use in the young and, particularly, its management, with an emphasis on interventions whose effectiveness is supported by evidence.
Written by an internationally renowned team of contributors, chapters span five key sections: The Phenomenon and Impact of Youth Drinking; Neurobiology; Prevention and Early Intervention; Assessment and Diagnosis; and Treatment.
- Focus is on treatment, relating the science to everyday clinical practice
- Lists of further resources
- Tables and flowcharts
- Glossary of key terms and abbreviations
Glossary and abbreviations xivJoseph M. Rey
Part I: The phenomenon and impact of youth drinking.
1 The phenomenon of youth drinking 3Fiona Measham and Jeanette Østergaard
2 Early onset drinking 18Shauncie M. Skidmore, Rose A. Juhasz, and Robert A. Zucker
3 The short– and long–term consequences of adolescent alcohol use 32Joseph M. Boden and David M. Fergusson
Part II: Neurobiology.
4 The biology of alcohol and alcohol misuse 47John B. Saunders
5 Alcohol and the developing brain 66Linda Patia Spear
6 Genetic influences on alcohol use and alcohol use disorders 83Michael T. Lynskey and Arpana Agrawal
Part III: Prevention and early intervention
7 Alcohol policy and the prevention of harm in young people 105John B. Saunders, Peter Anderson, and Joseph M. Rey
8 Community–based approaches to prevention: reducing high–risk drinking and alcohol–related damage among youth and young adults 122Norman Giesbrecht and Linda Bosma
9 Brief alcohol intervention in young people 153Eileen F. S. Kaner and Bridgette M. Bewick
10 Preventing and responding to alcohol misuse in specific contexts: schools, colleges, the military 170Joseph M. Rey and Robert F. Saltz
Part IV: Assessment and diagnosis.
11 The clinical interview of young people about alcohol use 197Yvonne Bonomo
12 Detection, evaluation, and diagnosis of alcohol use disorders 212Maree Teesson, Sonja Memedovic, Louise Mewton, Tim Slade, and Andrew Baillie
Part V: Treatment.
13 Recognition and acute management of severe alcohol intoxication and withdrawal in youth 231Federico E. Vaca and Rockan Sayegh
14 Working with families of adolescents who misuse alcohol 247Lorna Templeton
15 Psychosocial treatment for adolescents with alcohol use disorders 258Deborah Deas and Andrew Clark
16 Pharmacological approaches to the treatment of alcohol dependence in the young 271Bankole A. Johnson
17 Alcoholics Anonymous and young people 308John F. Kelly and Julie D. Yeterian
18 Epidemiology and management of alcohol misuse comorbid with other disorders 327Katherine M. Keyes and Deborah S. Hasin
John B. Saunders, MD, FRACP, FRCP is a professor and consultant physician in internal medicine and addiction medicine. His career as a clinician, service director, researcher and academic in the alcohol and drug field in Britain and Australia extends back 35 years. He has worked with the World Health Organization for many years and was responsible for developing the AUDIT questionnaire. He is a member of WHO′s Expert Advisory Panel on Mental Health and Substance Abuse, and was Co–Chair of the DSM V Substance USE Disorders Workgroup from 2003 to 2007. He has published two books and over 300 scientific papers, reviews and book chapters.