Effective Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment

Many adolescent substance abuse treatment programs decline to incorporate the essential and effective tools to assist adolescents toward change in overcoming substance abuse problems. This paper examined effectiveness of several treatment methods by comparing and contrasting their key elements. Adlerian concepts of social interest and the creative self were considered in a context of substance abuse treatment. The current findings suggest there are several evidence-based substance abuse programs readily available and accessible for professional practitioners to utilize. The research recommends adhering to the researched protocols and guidelines when delivering adolescent substance abuse treatment to ensure program effectiveness.

Lori R. Morris
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