According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA), initial substance use during childhood or adolescence is linked to significant long term health risks. Early to late adolescence is generally regarded as a critical risk period for the initiation of alcohol use with multiple studies showing associations between age of first alcohol use and the occurrence of alcohol abuse or dependence. There is also evidence of dependency across a range of other substances including marijuana, cocaine, other psycho stimulants, and inhalants.
Ages: 12-19 Years Old
The program covers all drugs with a special focus on alcohol and marijuana use. This is done in four to six sessions designed to work with the teens and includes parents or guardians in the final session.
We plan to have this program, upon obtaining State Licensure. If interested please contact us for more information.