Psychoeducational interventions for youth with behavioural disorders

Behavioral disorders that can develop during childhood or adolescence are associated with a higher prevalence of substance abuse disorders in adulthood. Therefore, the involvement of nursing professionals is recommended in the development and implementation of psychoeducational intervention groups composed of multidisciplinary teams.

These groups should include the families of these young people, as they will be crucial in establishing preventive strategies for addictive disorders. Often, there are risk factors within the family dynamics, such as inadequate parenting styles or a lack of educational skills. The participation of parents allows for addressing these factors, thereby working on aspects of the immediate environment of the youth. The involvement of nursing professionals has also shown cost-effective results in these types of interventions.


Bibliography: Jiménez Barbero JA, Rivera Rocamora C, Díaz García I, Pérez García M, Xandri Graupera JM. Intervenciones enfermeras en trastornos duales: adicciones relacionadas con trastornos de conducta en la infancia. Enferm Glob [Internet]. junio de 2010 [citado 21 de mayo de 2024];(19). Disponible en:


Alcohol, Tobacco, Cannabis, cocaine, Prescription and nonprescription sedatives, Opioids with or without prescription

Preventive intervention level



Primary Care, Specialized care, Addiction treatment centers



Age range

14 a 18


adolescents, alcohol, education, educational, family, holistic, risk factors, school, School nursing, Social factors, teenagers, young people, youth

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