Year: 2000 Source: Research on Social Work Practice, v.10, no.3, (May 2000), p.327-347 SIEC No: 20050487

The purpose of this study was to identify differential treatment profiles between genders among adolescent substance abusers & make treatment recommendations based on those profiles in a sample of 137 adolescents in a residential treatment facility. Psychosocial problems & problem behaviours (including suicidality) were examined using a cluster analysis of 23 variables. When differential profiles were identified, the literature was reviewed for treatment implications. (68 refs)