Teenage drug use and treatment needs are not the same as adults, according to NIDA. Most teens do not think they need help with their problem, and it usually takes the driving force of loved ones before teens get the help that they need. In fact, only 10 percent of 12- to 17-year-olds needing treatment for substance abuse actually gets help, according to the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health.
The Principles of Adolescent Substance Use Disorder Treatment: A Research Based Guide is an online publication that serves a guide for treating teenage substance abuse. The guide includes:
- A set of principle for treating adolescent substance use disorders.
- Frequently asked questions.
- Evidence-based approaches.
- Family and medical professionals' roles.