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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Substance Use Treatment Programs

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January 2023

This literature review focuses on substance use disorder among youths under 18 and on the utilization of substance use treatment programs. The review describes the scope of substance use among youth, the theoretical base of substance-use treatment programs, risk factors that can lead to substance use disorders, protective factors that can buffer against substance use disorders, various types of treatment programs and outcome evidence, limitations to treatment programs, and the research currently available.

Date Published: January 1, 2023