An insightful and comprehensive guide covering the nature of drug and substance useand abuse by children and adolescentsThe Handbook of Child and Adolescent Drug and Substance Abuse provides a comprehensive, up-to-date review of the unique nature and extent of substance use by children and adolescents and its direct impact on their health, safety, and well-being, as well as that of their families and communities. Written from a developmental perspective, the chapters cover biological, psychological, and sociological theories for the abuse of alcohol and other substances by children and adolescents. The Handbook of Child and Adolescent Drug and Substance Abuse features discussion on: The general pharmacology of major classes of drugs and substances of abuse, including psychodepressants, psychostimulants, and psychedelics Detecting adolescent use of drugs and substances of abuse Substance use disorders (SUDs) that may occur alongside other mental disorders, including anxiety disorders, depressive mood disorders, and psychotic disorders Specific strategies and programs aimed at preventing and treating SUDs, including the role of pharmacotherapy in treating and managing SUDs The relationship between SUDs and sexual or gender identity disordersWritten by two highly regarded experts in the field of substance abuse, the Handbook of Child and Adolescent Drug and Substance Abuse reflects the latest developments in research, theory, and practice. Its in-depth coverage enables professionals and policy-makers to effectively develop and provide appropriate prevention and treatment services for children and adolescents who areor will beadversely affected by substance abuse.

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