The prevalence of addiction in society has called researchers, educators,
policy makers, and clinicians to examine and research causes and treatment
approaches to address the manifold problems addictions present individuals and
society alike. There are many theoretical approaches to understanding addiction
and the behavior change processes that lead from addiction...
This investigation assessed the effectiveness of an adolescent substance abuse treatment program that incorporated "Rites of Passage." Named Gender Based Treatment (GBT), the treatment program sought to address the adolescents' developmental needs through the use of rituals, myth and story telling, and rites of initiation.
Employing quantitative and qualitative analysis,...