Mindfulness-Based Substance Abuse Treatment for Adolescents is a group-based curriculum incorporating mindfulness, self-awareness, and substance-abuse treatment strategies for use with adolescents dealing with substance use. The evidence-based, how-to format provides a curriculum for professionals to implement either partially, by picking and choosing sections that seem relevant, or in full over a number of weeks. Each session comes equipped with clear session agendas, example scripts and talking points, what-if scenarios that address common forms of resistance, and optional handouts for each session. Sections cover the major principles of working with adolescents-relationship building, working with resistance, and more-along with a full curriculum. The book is a natural fit for psychotherapists, but addiction counselors, school counselors, researchers, mentors, and even teachers will find that Mindfulness-Based Substance Abuse Treatment for Adolescents changes the way they work with young people.
1. Introduction 2. Curriculum Development and Researched Outcomes 3. Using This Curriculum 12-Session Curriculum 4. Session 1: Introduction to the Program 5. Session 2: Mindfulness of Drugs and their Health Effects 6. Session 3: Reacting Vs. Responding 7. Session 4: Mindfulness of Delusion 8. Session 5: Emotional Awareness 9. Session 6: The Brain and Drugs 10. Session 7: Mindfulness of Craving 11. Session 8: Mindfulness of Triggers 12. Session 9: The Family System and Drugs 13. Session 10: Mindfulness of the Peer System 14. Session 11: Mindfulness of the External Environment 15. Session 12: Closing Ceremony