The age of onset for substance abuse continues to decrease and impact young adults. Effective substance abuse treatment for adolescents is essential.
Adolescents are especially vulnerable to the development of substance use and mental health disorders.
Why do adolescents take drugs?
Rates of adolescent substance use are climbing. And Changing.
There is a clear need for school-based interventions for non-juvenile/justice involved adolescents.
Prevention, early intervention, and treatment for individuals “at risk”.
Treatment services to adolescents who have more advanced substance use.
Family involvement is important.
Treatment barriers are everywhere. Many adolescents fall through the cracks.
Treatment engagement and retention rates of adolescents in substance abuse treatment are notoriously low.
Healthcare is fragmented, uncooperative, and unforgiving. Finding the right counselor or team who understands and works with you is exceedingly difficult.
Therapy is expensive and many specialized practices will not accept your insurance.
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