Substance use disorders in young people: Evidence-based prevention and treatment

Kelly, Adrian B., Connor, Jason P. and Toumbourou, John W. (2013). Substance use disorders in young people: Evidence-based prevention and treatment. In Marie Louise Caltabiano and Lina A. Ricciardelli (Ed.), Applied topics in health psychology (pp. 333-347) Chichester, West Sussex, UK: John Wiley and Sons.

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Author Kelly, Adrian B.
Connor, Jason P.
Toumbourou, John W.
Title of chapter Substance use disorders in young people: Evidence-based prevention and treatment
Title of book Applied topics in health psychology
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, UK
Publisher John Wiley and Sons
Publication Year 2013
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
Year available 2013
ISBN 9781119971931
Editor Marie Louise Caltabiano
Lina A. Ricciardelli
Chapter number 24
Start page 333
End page 347
Total pages 15
Total chapters 36
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Abstract/Summary This chapter focuses on the contributions of health psychology to the prevention and treatment of the most prevalent forms of substance use and misuse among Australian young people. The most commonly used substances include alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and amphetamine-like substances. Alcohol remains the most prevalent form of substance use in our society. About 22.6% of 12-17 year-old high school students report consuming alcohol in the past week, and 18.4% of 17 year-olds have consumed alcohol at risky or high-risk levels in the past week (White & Smith, 2009). Although there have been substantial reductions in the prevalence of tobacco use over the last two decades (AIHW (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare], 2008), 12.1 o/o of 14-19 year olds have used tobacco and 7.3% of people in this age group are daily tobacco smokers (AIHW, 2008). In the same age group, between 18.0 and 22.1% have tried marijuana, between 12.7 and 13.1% have recently used marijuana (in the past year) (variation is related to gender; AIHW, 2008), and 5.6% of 17 year-old high school students have used marijuana in the past week (White & Smith, 2009). Amphetamine-like substance use is relatively uncommon in teenagers, with about 4.3% of 14-19 year-olds reporting use of MDMA (ecstasy), amphetamine, or methamphetamine in the last 12 months. However, use of amphetamine-like substances escalates strongly in the early 20s (Degenhardt, 2007). [chapter extract]
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