Unformatted text preview: program, where the adolescent is matched to his or her correct program plan, that would best support them through his or her time in treatment. The reason to do this is to measure the severity of the addiction and to address and the aspects of the adolescent’s life that would lead him or her to substance abuse. Kaminer states that the rate of aftercare for adolescents is far less effective than for adults, mainly because the aftercare for adolescents is not long enough. For treatment to be affective and for the adolescent’s chances of relapse to be less, then the aftercare needs to be given longer....
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- Fall '07
- Psychology, adolescent substance abuse, Yifrah Kaminer