Mindfulness training as an intervention for substance user incarcerated adolescents: A pilot grounded theory study

Sam Himelstein, Stephen Saul, Alberto Garcia-Romeu, Daniel Pinedo

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Abstract

Mindfulness-based treatment for adolescents is a clinical and research field still in its infancy. Literature is needed to address specific subcultural populations to expand this growing field. Further, minimal literature addresses the process of teaching mindfulness to adolescents. The current study investigated how to effectively teach mindfulness to 10 incarcerated adolescent substance users (N = 10) in an urban California detention setting. A grounded theory approach was used to collect and analyze interview data over a 1-year period during 2011 and 2012 in order to develop an initial theory for teaching mindfulness to incarcerated adolescent substance users. Implications, limitations, and future research are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)560-570
Number of pages11
JournalSubstance Use and Misuse
Volume49
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2014

Keywords

  • Alcohol abuse
  • Incarcerated adolescents
  • Juvenile offender
  • Mindfulness
  • Substance abuse
  • Substance use

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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