8 Core Principles When Treating Addiction in Adolescents

The main goal in treating addiction is to help the patient achieve and improve functioning. When that patient is also an adolescent, there are special considerations. Here's a quick primer.

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The principal goal of treatment of substance abuse disorders (SUDs) in adolescents is achieving and maintaining abstinence and improving functioning. This slideshow presents 8 core principles for the clinical management of adolescents with SUDs.

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