THEORIES OF ADOLESCENT SUBSTANCE USE AND ABUSE

  • CJ Brandt University of Pretoria
  • CSL Delport University of Pretoria
Keywords: subtance use and abuse, youth substance

Abstract

This article reviews nine different theories regarding adolescent subtance use and abuse.  Amongst these theories the following are emphasised: (a) substance specific cognitives (b)social learning processes, (c) commitment to conventional values and (d) intra-personal processes. Some similarities and differences among these theories as well as the conceptualboundaries of each theory are addressed. In order to integrate these theories and to explain the etiology of youth substance use and abuse, a framework or model is presented to the reader.

Author Biographies

CJ Brandt, University of Pretoria
University of Pretoria, South Africa
CSL Delport, University of Pretoria
University of Pretoria, South Africa
Published
2005-04-25
How to Cite
Brandt, C., & Delport, C. (2005). THEORIES OF ADOLESCENT SUBSTANCE USE AND ABUSE. Social Work/Maatskaplike Werk, 41(2), 163-176. https://doi.org/10.15270/41-2-1017
Section
Articles