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In Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Our Staff Makes The Difference

By September 26, 2008No Comments

Here at Visions Teen, We know that adolescent substance abusers differ from adults in many ways. Teen drug and alcohol use often stems from different causes, and they have even more trouble projecting the consequences of their use into the future. In teen addiction treatment, these adolescents must be approached differently than adults because of their unique developmental issues, differences in teen values and teen belief systems, and environmental considerations (e.g., strong peer influences). The use of substances may also compromise an adolescent’s mental and emotional development from youth to adulthood because substance use interferes with how people approach and experience interactions we understand, and are ready to help.

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