Brief Family Checkup Analysis

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The absence of parental involvement in the lives of adolescents is a predictor of the initiation of substance abuse. The authors of the article bring awareness to the need for Brief Family-based interventions to decrease the number of adolescent’s substance abusers. Brief interventions were designed to incorporate time-limited, low-threshold services to prevent progression to more server substance use. The article suggests the “family checkup” technique under the family-based interventions to assist with motiving the parents to change current unhealthy actions for the betterment of the child and family system. This technique is used through the concept of motivational interviewing. The article influences the consideration of a prevention therapy
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