This TIP, Treatment of Adolescents With Substance Use Disorders, presents information on substance abuse treatment for adolescent clients. Adolescents differ from adults both physiologically and emotionally as they make the transition from child to adult and, thus, require treatment adapted to their needs. This TIP focuses on ways to specialize treatment for adolescents, as well as on common and effective program components and approaches being used today.
Date Added: 06/15/08
Inventory #: SMA08-4080