Date of Award

2017

Document Type

Thesis

Department

Psychology

First Advisor

Ben Anderson-Nathe

Subjects

Teenagers -- Substance use, Substance abuse -- Treatment -- Evaluation, Harm reduction, Twelve-step programs -- Application to teenagers substance abuse -- Evaluation

DOI

10.15760/honors.436

Abstract

Alongside harm reduction strategies, the abstinence-based 12-step model of recovery has become an increasingly prominent means of addressing substance abuse among American adolescent youth. These two different models of recovery are commonly being implemented in tandem with one another as a means of treating substance abuse for adolescent youth. Despite the common occurrence of dual implementation, there has been limited research into the impact these modalities have upon one another. Using a narrative review, this study utilizes existing literature to highlight key means through which the 12-step model of recovery works as both an asset and a hindrance to harm reduction strategies, such as opioid replacement therapy, for substance abusing adolescent youth.

Comments

An undergraduate honors thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Science in University Honors and Child & Family Studies Psychology

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/20441

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