Emerging Adults and Substance Use Disorder Treatment: Developmental Considerations and Innovative Approaches

ISBN : 9780190490782

Douglas C. Smith
296 Pages
156 x 235 mm
Pub date
Dec 2017
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Emerging Adults in Substance Use Disorder Treatment addresses how a societal shift in the timing of developmental tasks affects treatment outcomes for substance use disorders, which are among the most highly prevalent and costly mental health problems in the United States. It presents readers with a summary of the developmental period of emerging adulthood as well as a comprehensive review of state-of-the-art substance use disorder treatments for this group. There are an estimated 30.6 million emerging adults living in the US, and as many as 34.5% of them have serious problems with substances that often require clinical treatments. That equates to 10.5 million emerging adults ages 18-25 in the United States with a substance use disorder. However, research on substance use disorder treatments for emerging adults lags behind that for adolescents and older adults. This book fills a gap for academic audiences on this important and up-and-coming area of research. The first half of this volume address developmental issues associated with emerging adulthood, paying specific attention to how developmental features influence diagnosis and treatment. The second half of the book presents the state-of-the-science on interventions for emerging adults, with each chapter summarizing either a body of work on a particular type of intervention or a special topic affecting intervention delivery to emerging adults.


Chapter 1. Why Should We Focus on Emerging Adults with Substance Use Disorders?
Douglas C. Smith
Chapter 2. Emerging Adult Development and Substance Use Disorders
Douglas C. Smith, Tara M. Dumas, and Jordan P. Davis
Chapter 3. Screening, Assessment and Diagnosis of Substance Use Disorders among Emerging Adults
Douglas C. Smith, Kyle M. Bennett, Michael L. Dennis, and Rod Funk
Chapter 4. What is the State of the Art in Preventing and Treating Substance Use Disorders among Emerging Adults?
Douglas C. Smith, Clayton Neighbors, and Jordanna Lembo
Chapter 5. Substance Use Disorder Treatments: Addressing the Needs of Emerging Adults from Privileged and Marginalized Backgrounds
Liliane Cambria Windsor, Doug Smith, Kyle Bennett, and Frederick Gibbons
Chapter 6. The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Emerging Adults
Christina M. Andrews, Clifford Bersamira, and Melissa Westlake
Chapter 7. Facilitators, Friends, or the Formerly Afflicted?: Integrating Peers into Emerging Adults' Substance Use Interventions
Douglas C. Smith, Frank J. Schwebel, and Mary E. Larimer
Chapter 8. Emerging adults, mutual-help organizations, and addiction recovery: What does the science tell us?
Brandon G. Bergman, John F. Kelly, Nilofar Fallah-Sohy, and Sarah Makhani
Chapter 9. Collegiate Recovery Programs for Emerging Adults
Sierra Castedo and Lori Holleran Steiker
Chapter 10. The Potential for Delivering Substance Use Disorder Treatments to Emerging Adults in Child Welfare Settings
Judy Havlicek and Jordan Braciszewski
Chapter 11. An International Perspective: Emerging Adults' Substance Use Disorder Treatment in Brazil
Heloisa Garcia Claro, Marcia Aparecida Ferreira De Oliveira, Ivan Filipe de Almeida Lopes Fernandes, Douglas Cary Smith, and Rosana Ribeiro Tarifa
Chapter 12. Emerging Issues in the Emerging Adult Substance Use Field
Douglas C. Smith

About the author: 

Douglas C. Smith, Ph.D., LCSW, is Associate Professor of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has worked in the substance use field for 20 years as a clinician, clinical supervisor, and researcher. Dr. Smith has published numerous scientific articles and his research has been funded by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and the US Department of Justice. He delights in raising his two daughters and in being an avid Chicago Cubs fan.

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