Multidimensional Family Therapy for Adolescent Cannabis Users Vol. 5

Liddle, H. A. (2002) 

Author Contact Information:
Dr. Howard Liddle


Multidimensional Family Therapy for Adolescent Cannabis Users, (DHHS Publication No. (SMA) 02-3660, Cannabis Youth Treatment (CYT) Series, Volume 5). Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), Rockville, MD.

  • Integrates family therapy and primary substance abuse treatment.
  • Is predicated on family-focused, developmentally based treatment.
  • Provides treatment in 15 sessions over 12 weeks.
  • Uses case management techniques.
  • Assesses four factors: (1) the adolescent, (2) the parents, (3) the family’s pattern of interacting, andthe teen’s and parents’ interaction with other systems, such as schools, juvenile justice, and peer and social support networks.
  • Bases treatment on in-depth and multi-system assessments.
  • Individualizes treatment for each teen and his or her family.

You can obtain free copies of this manual by contacting SAMHSA’s National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI):
  • Telephone: 800.729.6686
  • 800.487.4889 TDD (hearing impaired)
Ask for DHHS Publication No. (SMA) 02-3660

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