Youth in Recovery

By John de Miranda, Ed.M., and Greg Williams, B.A.
The Prevention Researcher,
Volume 18, Number 2, 2011, Pages 16-19, Item# A182-deMiranda

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Young people are entering long-term recovery probably in greater numbers than ever before. A key word here is “probably” because we know precious little about the phenomenon of young people who recover from alcohol and drug addition.

This article is a preliminary exploration of youth in recovery. It reviews several types of recovery support available to young people, including 12-step programs, recovery schools, and recovery-focused school programs. Then it discusses four types of recovery support services (emotional support, informational support, instrumental support, and companionship) which may help to produce significant outcomes.

The authors, John de Miranda and Greg Williams, are both involved in treatment/recovery programs, and are both people in long-term recovery themselves.

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