Treating teens for substance abuse problems is different than treating adults.
Teens have different patterns of use, different levels of access and availability, and teens have a different using culture than adults do.
Moreover, adolescents learn differently and need a program that they can truly engage in and not one that treats them like adults.
It is vital that rehabilitation for teenagers be experiential and that it encompass not only refusal skills but life skills and the emotional coping mechanisms that many teens lack. Read More