Risk-taking, harm and help-seeking : reported by young people in treatment at a youth alcohol and drug counselling service

Davis, Cassandra & Kelly, John (2012) Risk-taking, harm and help-seeking : reported by young people in treatment at a youth alcohol and drug counselling service. Youth Studies Australia, 31(4), pp. 35-45.

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Abstract

Regarded as a normative component of development, risk-taking by young people is a well-researched subject, and some risk-taking behaviours, such as substance use, are particularly well covered because of their potential to adversely affect health and wellbeing. What has remained unclear is the extent of young people's risk-taking while engaged in alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment, their awareness of the related harms of risk-taking behaviours, and their prior help-seeking for these harms - information which may have a significant impact on the quality and relevance of the care they receive. This paper reports the findings from a brief pilot study exploring those factors in a clinical sample of young people engaged in ongoing AOD counselling.

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ID Code: 59819
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Youth Alcohol use, Risk-Taking, Youth Treatment, Drug Use, Risk Factors, Drug abuse, Drug Relapse
ISSN: 1038-2569
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Social and Community Psychology (170113)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Deposited On: 13 May 2013 01:49
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2013 15:47

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