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J Fam Ther. 2009 May 1;31(2):126-154.

Family-based treatment for adolescent substance abuse: controlled trials and new horizons in services research.

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  • 1The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, Columbia University, USA.


This article provides an overview of controlled trials research on treatment processes and outcomes in family-based approaches for adolescent substance abuse. Outcome research on engagement and retention in therapy, clinical impacts in multiple domains of adolescent and family functioning, and durability and moderators of treatment effects is reviewed. Treatment process research on therapeutic alliance, treatment fidelity and core family therapy techniques, and change in family processes is described. Several important research issues are presented for the next generation of family-based treatment studies focusing on delivery of evidence-based treatments in routine practice settings.

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