adolescents

Attachment Style and Addictions (Alcohol, Cigarette, Waterpipe and Internet) among Lebanese Adolescents: A National Study

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BMC
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Tobacco use amongst the youth is a growing prevalent issue, with traditional tobacco products, such as the narguileh, being the main culprit. One survey indicated that the rise in tobacco use, through narguileh smoking amongst teenagers is increasing, due to its widespread acceptance within families and in society. This phenomenon is more prevalent in Lebanon, than other countries in the Middle East.

Logging into Therapy: Adolescent Perceptions of Online Therapies for Mental Health Problems

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Sweeney, G. M., Donovan, C. L., March, S., & Forbes, Y. (2019). Logging into therapy: Adolescent perceptions of online therapies for mental health problems. Internet interventions, 15, 93-99.
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This study describes adolescent attitudes towards online therapies and explores the factors that predict these attitudes.

International Consensus Statement for the Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Adolescents with Concurrent Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Substance Use Disorder

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Özgen H, Spijkerman R, Noack M, Holtmann M, Schellekens A, S, A, van de Glind G, Banaschewski T, Barta C, Begeman A, Casas M, Crunelle C, L, Daigre Blanco C, Dalsgaard S, Demetrovics Z, den Boer J, Dom G, Eapen V, Faraone S, V, Franck J, González R, A, Grau-López L, Groenman A, P, Hemphälä M, Icick R, Johnson B, Kaess M, Kapitány-Fövény M, Kasinathan J, G, Kaye S, S, Kiefer F, Konstenius M, Levin F, R, Luderer M, Martinotti G, Matthys F, I, A, Meszaros G, Moggi F, Munasur-Naidoo A, P, Post M, Rabinovitz S, Ramos-Quiroga J, A, Sala R, Shafi A, Slobodin O, Staal W, G, Thomasius R, Truter I, van Kernebeek M, W, Velez-Pastrana M, C, Vollstädt-Klein S, Vorspan F, Young J, T, Yule A, van den Brink W, Hendriks V: International Consensus Statement for the Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Adolescents with Concurrent Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Substance Use Disorder. Eur Addict Res 2020;26:223-232. doi: 10.1159/000508385
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This international consensus statement can be used by clinicians and patients together in a shared decision-making process to select the best interventions and to reach optimal outcomes in adolescent patients with concurrent ADHD and SUD.

Barriers, Facilitators, and Disparities in Retention for Adolescents in Treatment for Substance Use Disorders: A Qualitative Study with Treatment Providers

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Acevedo, A., Harvey, N., Kamanu, M. et al. Barriers, facilitators, and disparities in retention for adolescents in treatment for substance use disorders: a qualitative study with treatment providers. Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 15, 42 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13011-020-00284-4
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Retention in substance use treatment is one of the strongest predictors of improved outcomes among adolescents, making retention an important goal of treatment. We examined treatment providers’ perspectives on barriers and facilitators to treatment retention among adolescents, and their views on contributors to racial/ethnic disparities in retention including ways to address disparities.