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Honoring the Legacy of Nathan Azrin with “Treating Adolescent Substance Abuse Using Family Behavior Therapy: A Step-by-Step Approach”


In tribute to the late Nathan Azrin, an esteemed figure in psychology, this article commemorates his lasting impact on the field through the transformative guide, “Treating Adolescent Substance Abuse Using Family Behavior Therapy: A Step-by-Step Approach.”

Azrin, a pioneer with over five decades of experience, was a board-certified expert in behavior analysis and clinical psychology. From his roots in Boston, MA, through institutions like Boston University and Harvard, to his roles at A & B Psychology and Nova Southeastern University, his expertise continues to inspire professionals.

The guide reflects Azrin’s commitment to evidence-based treatments, offering a comprehensive step-by-step approach to using Family Behavior Therapy (FBT) to address adolescent substance abuse. Filled with case studies, checklists, worksheets, and handouts, the guide provides practical tools for goal-setting, treatment planning, and holistic family management.

Azrin’s posthumous work sheds light on the power of FBT, showcasing lessons and insights from his dedication to empowering families and adolescents. Through vivid case studies and engaging exercises, readers discover the potential of FBT in fostering stronger family bonds and facilitating a drug-free lifestyle.

To access Nathan Azrin’s wisdom, professionals are encouraged to acquire a copy of the guide. Two buttons have been provided at the beginning and end of this article for your convenience:

Purchase the Book: Visit Amazon or your preferred retailer to buy “Treating Adolescent Substance Abuse Using Family Behavior Therapy.” Embrace the spirit of FBT and contribute to a movement towards healthier futures for adolescents and their families.

The book features highly effective techniques, researched and published in major psychology journals. Co-authored by Brad Donohue, a licensed clinical psychologist and Distinguished Alumni of Nova Southeastern University, the methodologies evolved from his collaboration with Dr. Azrin. Dr. Donohue, Editor for the Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, has directed intervention projects funded by institutions like the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and Cirque du Soleil. His expertise enhances the impact of this guide, providing invaluable insights to professionals in the field.

“Treating Adolescent Substance Abuse Using Family Behavior Therapy: A Step-by-Step Approach”

Language : English
Paperback : 288 pages
ISBN-10 : 0470621923
ISBN-13 : 978-0470621929
Item Weight : 1.38 pounds
Dimensions : 8.6 x 0.72 x 10.9 inches

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 Adolescent Substance
 Family Behavior Therapy
 Nathan Azrin
 Mental Health

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