Despite the high levels of risky behaviors, a few patients with severe clinical impairment were able to change their drinking and drug use to levels comparable to the general population. It remains to be seen whether changes similar to these can be achieved elsewhere in the population.
About 24.1 million Americans are exposed to at least one risky behavior at some point in time. There are significant social and economic disparities in risky behaviors over time, emphasizing the need to address risky behavior prevention and treatment for children, adolescents and their families.
Parents can alter their own children's risk of developing risky behavior by limiting alcohol and other drugs and encouraging proper hygiene, sleep hygiene, fitness and nutrition.
It is important for adolescents to engage in healthy, social-supportive (and potentially stressful) peer friendships and to foster positive social experiences. Adolescents whose peer relationships are socially supportive and whose social experiences are not stressful typically are less likely to engage in unhealthy and dangerous behaviors, such as smoking and sexual activity. Adolescents who engage in unhealthy and dangerous behaviors have more stressful peer relationships and social experiences, which can lead to further unhealthy and dangerous behavior.
Risky behaviors have substantial impact on the development of diabetes complication and are part of a more comprehensive risk assessment that should include other health-related risks.
Treatments for risky behaviors in adolescents frequently involve the use of medication (including alcohol and other drug abuse and smoking), therapy or individual or group counseling. The provision of family treatment or individual or group counseling has been shown to reduce substance use and risky sex behaviours. More research on the effectiveness of family treatment and counseling for risky behaviors is needed.
While the design limitations of this small study precluded conclusions about its effectiveness, it does seem to be at least as effective as a no interpersonal coaching arm of the intervention.
Although risky behavior was uncommon, many factors influenced people's risky behavior. Prevention and intervention programs should focus on the prevention of risky behavior rather than just the consequences.
This case series illustrates that LCAI can be used to inform family-directed, psycho-behavioral, and social-support interventions that focus on family interactions with children that display borderline/oppositional or disruptive behaviors.
LUCI appears to be a valuable tool for the prevention and treatment of alcohol-related problems. An adequately powered randomized, controlled study of a preventive intervention for alcohol-related problems is currently being conducted. Data will be available in 2017.
After three months, the SCI was a significant factor that was related to better health status, including self-efficacy, lifestyle, social norms, and psychological indicators. Better health status of the participants in the intervention group was related to the use of the intervention for improving lifestyle.
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