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Adolescent Substance Abuse Counseling

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It is important that the approaches used by counselors and the counseling programs implemented in schools and agencies are effective for the clients and students who will be receiving these services. Consider the following question that a counselor working in a school or agency may want to explore:

What is the effect of counseling for adolescents who report serious issues with substance abuse?

1. If you were granted permission to do this study at your school or agency, what steps would you take to locate participants? What legal or ethical issues would you consider as you selected participants?

2. How would you address issues of informed consent and confidentiality for participants in the study?

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Welcome kindly to BM! Please rate 5/5 for my 100 words of notes and references. I appreciate your business and am honored to assist you!

As you explore, what is the effect of counseling for adolescents who report serious issues with substance abuse, I personally feel that the effects increase teens' self esteem and empowerment overall, making them less likely to succumb to peer pressure. They are able to make better decisions from the counseling.

The research also shows much promise. One article affirms:
Anderson, S. W., & Moore, P. A. (2009). The Impact of Education and School-Based Counseling on Children's and Adolescents' Views of Substance Abuse. Journal Of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 18(1), 16-23.

By engaging in a Life Skills Training Program, the teen ...

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100 words of notes and two sample articles are briefly integrated to validate how teens' substance abuse counseling can address this social issue.

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-Develop a research question for your chosen research method that focuses on the impact and/or influence of the clinical treatment. (substance abuse among adolescents)
- To develop a quantitative or qualitative research question can you complete the following

OPTION 1: Develop a quantitative research question associated with an experimental (or quasi experimental) design. For example: "What is the effect of Reality Therapy on symptoms of opposition and defiance associated with oppositional defiant disorder in adolescent males?"

OR

OPTION 2: Develop a qualitative research question associated with a qualitative methodology, such as grounded theory or phenomenology. The following is an example of a question for the qualitative component of your research proposal: "What is the experience of reality therapy for adolescents with symptoms of oppositional defiant disorder?"

FOR EITHER OPTION: Support your question with a rationale for why it is an important area of investigation, citing at least one scholarly source.

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