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National Institute on Drug Abuse - The Science of Drug Abuse and Addiction

National Institute on Drug Abuse - The Science of Drug Abuse and Addiction

Brief Strategic Family Therapy: Twenty-Five Years of Interplay Among Theory, Research and Practice in Adolescent Behavior Problems and Drug Abuse ONDCP: Office of National Drug Control Policy Prescription Drug Abuse Prescription drug abuse is the Nation's fastest-growing drug problem and has been classified as an epidemic by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Learn more about this public health threat and comprehensive, government-wide actions being taken by the Administration to reduce prescription drug abuse. Read more Drugged Driving Americans are all-too familiar with the terrible consequences of drunk and distracted driving. Prevention Preventing drug use before it begins is a cost-effective, common-sense approach to promoting safe and healthy communities. Special Populations While drug addiction respects no geographic, ethnic, economic, or social boundaries, there are some specific populations that deserve focused efforts, including

Drug and Alcohol Findings home page NIDA - Publications - Brief Strategic Family Therapy for Adolescent Drug Abuse Chapter 6 - Clinical Research Supporting Brief Stategic Family Therapy This chapter describes past research on the effectiveness of BSFT with drug-abusing adolescents with behavioral problems. BSFT has been found to be effective in reducing adolescents' conduct problems, drug use, and association with antisocial peers and in improving family functioning. In addition, BSFT engagement has been found to increase engagement and retention in therapy. Additional studies testing an ecological version of BSFT with this population are currently underway. As presented in this manual, BSFT's primary emphasis is on identifying and modifying maladaptive patterns of family interaction that are linked to the adolescent's symptoms. Outpatient Brief Strategic Family Therapy Versus Outpatient Group Counseling The effects of BSFT on conduct disorder, association with antisocial peers, and marijuana use were evaluated in two ways. Conduct Disorder. Association With Antisocial Peers. References

Welcome to the MTF Website Welcome to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence Strategic Family Therapy Strategic family therapy seeks to address specific problems that can be addressed in a shorter time frame than other therapy modalities. It is one of the major models of both family and brief psychotherapy. Jay Haley of the The Strategic Family Therapy Center says that it is known as Strategic Therapy because "it is a therapy where the therapist initiates what happens during therapy, designs a specific approach for each person's presenting problem, and where the therapist takes responsibility for directly influencing people. Inspiration[edit] The concept was inspired by the work of Milton Erickson, MD and Don Jackson, MD and has been associated with (but not limited to) the work of Jay Haley and Cloe Madanes (founders of Family Therapy Institute of Washington, DC in 1976), the Brief Therapy Team at the Mental Research Institute (John Weakland, Dick Fisch, and Paul Watzlawick), the Milan School of Family Therapy, and the work of Giorgio Nardone. Concepts and processes[edit] See also[edit]

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