Principles of Adolescent Substance Use Disorder Treatment: A Research-Based Guide
National Institute on Drug Abuse, January 2014
Evidence-Based Approaches to Treating Adolescent Substance Use Disorders:
Research evidence supports the effectiveness of various substance abuse treatment approaches for adolescents. Examples of specific evidence-based approaches are described below, including behavioral and family-based interventions as well as medications. Each approach is designed to address specific aspects of adolescent drug use and its consequences for the individual, family, and society.
In the event of a mental health or substance use crisis, call to connect with a licensed counselor, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Bilingual support and medications to assist with recovery are available.