Dual Diagnosis Treatment for Victimized Teens

Dual Diagnosis Treatment for Victimized Teens

One quarter of children and adolescents in the U.S. experience a traumatic event before they turn 16, according to the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN). When that traumatic event results in victimization, whether through physical, emotional or sexual abuse or the witnessing of another’s trauma, such as in the case of domestic violence, the…

A sober coach is like a helping hand

Staying Sober With A Sober Coach

When a loved one completes a treatment program, his or her goal focuses on remaining sober and avoiding substance abuse. The National Institute on Drug Abuse explains that individuals need continuing care that adjusts and changes over time to address a loved one’s needs. For teenagers, a treatment program that incorporates aftercare and provides long-term…

young addict in need of a 12-step treatment

The Objectives in 12-Step Treatment for Teens

Encouraging a teenager or adolescent to avoid drugs or alcohol often requires a strong support network and professional assistance. Since the causes of teenage substance abuse stem from multiple causes and the best treatment approach depends on their individual situation, identifying the right treatment plan takes time. Fortunately, the National Institute on Drug Abuse suggests…