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
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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The Prevention Researcher,
Volume 18, Number 2, 2011
This issue of The Prevention Researcher examines best practices for prevention, intervention, and recovery with adolescents. The goal is to encourage professionals who work with youth to look beyond prevention. While prevention is important, many youth have already developed substance use disorders, many youth are struggling in their recovery efforts, and many youth require both prevention and intervention programming.
This issue also featured these articles:
- Adolescent Brain Development and Drugs, Pages 21-24
- Enhancing Parent-Child Communication about Drug Use: Strategies for Professionals Working with Parents and Guardians, Pages 12-15
- Preventing and Treating Substance Abuse Among Adolescents, Pages 3-7
- Special Considerations for Substance Abuse Intervention with Latino Youth, Pages 8-11
- Youth in Recovery, Pages 16-19
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