An Adolescent Psychiatrist Looks at the Story of Adolescent Addiction in The Basketball Diaries by Jim Carroll

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An Adolescent Psychiatrist Looks at the Story of Adolescent Addiction in The Basketball Diaries by Jim Carroll



Adolescent Psychiatry, 1(3): 260-263.

Author(s): Richard Rosner.

Affiliation: 140 East 83 Street - Suite 6A,New York, NY 10028-1928, USA.

Abstract

Based on diaries he kept between the ages of 13-16, musician and author Jim Carrolls book, The Basketball Diaries, describes his harrowing descent into drug use. The descriptions in the book are useful in helping those who work with adolescent substance abusers understand their patients experiences. Using Carrolls descriptions of his addiction, the author discusses various parameters that determine the appropriate treatment approach to the adolescent substance abuser. He discusses how Carrolls depictions of himself can be understood in light of research on motivation and readiness for change, and concludes that the evidence at age 16 does not suggest a good prognosis. Nevertheless, Carroll did survive, overcame his addiction, and made an adaptation to the drug-free adult world.

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Adolescent, substance abuse, addiction, Jim Carroll, The Basketball Diaries, Jim Carroll's book, drug use, treatment approach, motivation, prognosis, adaptation.



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Article Details

Volume: 1
Issue Number: 3
First Page: 260
Last Page: 263
Page Count: 4
DOI: 10.2174/2210676611101030260
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