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Running head: PSY257 ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY1PSY257 Annotated BibliographySusan SadlerSouthern New Hampshire University
PSY257 ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY2PSY257 Annotated BibliographyTeens and the misuse of prescription drugs: Evidence based recommendations to curb a growing societal problem.Twombly, E. C., & Holtz, K. D. (2008). Teens and the misuse of prescription drugs: Evidence-based recommendations to curb a growing societal problem. The Journal Of Primary Prevention, 29(6), 503-516. doi:10.1007/s10935-008-0157-5It provides a social-ecological background that reviews the problem of prescription drug use among teens. It explores several issues that may influence teen knowledge and their attitudes and provide references for practice that attempt to overcome these challenges. The article states that it is a growing public health problem based on large scale, national surveys. Environmental factors whether close relationships such as family and peers, or other relationships such as those through ones culture and community. Knowledge of these factors and obtaining as much information can develop shielding attitudes that are important components of substance use prevention.Abstract from Author: The misuse of prescription drugs by teens in the United States is a growing public health problem. This article provides a systematic synthesis of multiple strands of literature to recommend effective prevention methods. Using a social-ecological framework, we review the scope of the problem of prescription drug use among teens. Then, we analyze the multiple factorsthat may influence teen knowledge and attitudes toward prescription drugs and discuss the important challenges related to the construction of effective prevention programs. Finally, we provide recommendations for practice that attempt to overcome these challenges. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved) (journal abstract)An Update on Adolescent Drug Use: What School Counselors Need to KnowWatkins, K. E., Ellickson, P. L., Vaiana, E., & Hiromoto, S. (2006). An Update on Adolescent Drug Use: What School Counselors Need to Know. Professional School Counseling, 10(2), 131-138.Substance use affects areas of the brain and cause behavioral, psychological and social concerns particularly in adolescents whose brain development is still growing. Research suggeststhat because the adolescent brain may still develop through adulthood, the adolescent brain has a weakness in development due to addiction. Substances directed are ecstasy, methamphetamines, cough and cold medicines, prescription opiates and stimulants. School counselors are targeted