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dc.contributor.authorWilson, Pamela ( )
dc.date.accessioned2006-02-08T16:36:11Z
dc.date.available2012-02-24T10:17:27Z
dc.date.issued2003-02en_US
dc.identifier.citationWilson, P. (2003). Assessing adolescent substance abuse intervention programs in South Texas. Masters of Public Administration, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX.
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/3779
dc.description.abstractDrug use among teenagers is an increasing problem for individuals, families and communities. Individual and environmental factors contribute to continued drug use among teens. Throughout history there have been various approaches in combating this problem. Currently there are diverse types of programs available to intervene at the different stages of drug use. Intervening at the experimental stage of drug use can prevent young children from developing a substance use disorder and the severe consequences that occur with dependence and addiction. Therefore, it is crucial to develop effective substance abuse intervention programs. This applied research project assesses adolescent substance abuse intervention program within South Texas. The ideal type model contains six categories: program foundation; community collaboration and awareness; participant identification; determining needs; counseling services and program improvement. An assessment is performed through structured interviews and document analysis. The results indicate adolescent substance abuse intervention programs within South Texas generally support the model. Recommendations included: improving staff awareness of the program purpose, mission and goals; requiring screenings and assessments; providing alternative activities; and increasing the availability of individual and family counseling.en_US
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dc.format.extent72 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.sourceAn Applied Research Project Submitted to the Department of Political Science, Texas State University-San Marcos, in Partial Fulfillment for the Requirements for the Degree of Masters of Public Administration, Spring 2003.
dc.subjectAdolescent substance abuseen_US
dc.subjectIntervention programsen_US
dc.subjectTexasen_US
dc.subjectDrug useen_US
dc.titleAssessing Adolescent Substance Abuse Intervention Programs in South Texasen_US
txstate.documenttypeResearch Reporten_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberShields, Patricia M.
txstate.departmentPolitical Science


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