Exercise in the treatment of youth substance use disorders: Review and recommendations

More, Alissa, Jackson, Ben, Dimmock, James A., Thornton, Ashleigh L., Colthart, Allan, and Furzer, Bonnie J. (2017) Exercise in the treatment of youth substance use disorders: Review and recommendations. Frontiers in Psychology, 8. 1839.

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Substance use disorders among youth represent a significant public health concern. It is well established that regular exercise provides important physical and mental health benefits; however, evidence for the role of exercise as an adjunct component within substance use disorder treatment is scarce. In this review, we identify factors associated with the development and persistence of substance use disorders among youth, identify current treatment modalities, and present evidence to support the efficacy of incorporating exercise participation during rehabilitation. We also provide a series of recommendations for future research that explores the feasibility and effectiveness of exercise participation as a complement to substance use disorder treatment among youth.

Item ID: 61552
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1664-1078
Keywords: Adolescence, Alcohol, Drugs, Physical activity, Recovery, Substance misuse
Copyright Information: © 2017 More, Jackson, Dimmock, Thornton, Colthart and Furzer.
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2020 03:51
FoR Codes: 52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5203 Clinical and health psychology > 520304 Health psychology @ 50%
52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5201 Applied and developmental psychology > 520107 Sport and exercise psychology @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920410 Mental Health @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920205 Health Education and Promotion @ 50%
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