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Adolescent Substance Abuse


What you need to know about Teenagers:

  • Adolescent Brain Development: Because teenage brain development is ongoing, adolescents are less able to resist urges to experiment and the consequences of this experimentation can be greater
  • Prevention: Adolescents that wait until they are 21 to have their first drink have almost no risk of becoming alcoholics
  • Boot Camps: Although ‘get tough’ programs can sometimes seem necessary to rein in an out of control adolescent – boot camps do not seem very able to instill lasting behavioral change
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Teen Residential Treatment – a 16-Point Safety Checklist

Considering residential rehab treatment for your teenager? First read this warning-sign checklist to spot and avoid dangerous or ineffective programs.

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