Substance Use Disorders Treatment for Emerging Adults

2017/Mar-Apr

Modern addiction treatment was developed to meet the needs of middle-aged men (Sanders, 2011). As the years have passed the addiction field has begun to pay more attention to the needs of various populations including adolescents, women, persons with co-occurring disorders, and people of color.

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A Cost-Effective, Evidence-Based Approach to Adolescent Recovery

2017/Mar-Apr

Research reveals that the great majority of adolescents in addiction treatment do not believe they have a substance use disorder and are usually not in treatment under their own volition (Sanders, 2011). This leads to automatic resistance to counseling.

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Is Normative Feedback Bad for Adolescents in Substance Use Treatment?

2017/Mar-Apr

“No! I don’t want to stop using.” As therapists, we may or may not have encountered a resistant client or two. If you work with adolescents, resistance is part of the game. Some treatments are suited to deal with resistance, such as motivational interviewing (MI; Miller & Rollnick, 2012).

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Reclaiming Parenting with Addicted Teens and Young Adults

2017/Mar-Apr

The lack of ongoing support for parents after their adolescents or young adults have gone through treatment is astounding. Most programs have no ongoing support for parents during the first year of their children’s sobriety.

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Treating Eating Disorders and Self-Injury in Adolescents

2017/Mar-Apr

Clinicians working with adolescents face several challenging situations daily. For example, treating young people with eating disorders is complex because of the interplay among physical, psychological, and social constructs that can help precipitate and perpetuate eating disorders.

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Recovery’s Historian: An Interview with William L. White, MA

2017/Mar-Apr

The antiquated flyer’s headline, “Inebriate Asylum, 1876,” caught his eye by chance as he wandered the aisles of a local flea market. He paused when he saw the date, surprised. “I’ve been in the field for four to five years,” he thought. “How did I not know that addiction treatment programs existed as early as the 1800s?”

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