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Title:Social Markers of Maturation and the Transition to Young Adulthood: The Life Courses of Adolescent Substance Users After Treatment
Author(s):White, Michelle K.
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Catherine Kenney
Department / Program:Sociology
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Sociology, Individual and Family Studies
Abstract:Findings did not support use of the Cumulative Stress Theory or the Precocious Development Theory for predicting outcomes in this clinical population. The ADP models offered significant improvement over the model with background characteristics only. Change in social environment was the leading predictive indicator of both substance use and illegal activity outcomes. Implications for re-specifying the ADP theory suggest a focus on social environment impact and resilience, and expansion of the theory to include gender differences. Implications for clinicians treating adolescents with substance use disorders include the need for broader definitions of treatment "success" and more consumer input into this definition, the use of continuing care post-primary treatment through assertive secondary care and through interventions that target community, such as recovery schools. Finally, because these multiple antisocial behaviors are intertwined, system cooperation is needed among between schools, the justice system, and the treatment system.
Issue Date:2006
Description:144 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2006.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3223749
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:2006

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