DALLAS, Aug. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A new book from a nationally recognized addiction professional examines the world of adolescent and young adult drug treatment with a focus on helping parents provide effective support and improving treatment outcomes.
In Rehab Works! A Parent's Guide To Drug Treatment (17.95/paperback, Many Rains Media) author Jim Savage, LCDC spells out everything parents need to know about the world of adolescent and young adult substance abuse treatment and gives them the tools to take control of an experience that can ultimately save their child's life.
Drawing on 28 years of experience in helping parents deal with teen addiction problems, Savage presents a thorough examination of all the critical elements that go into successful adolescent treatment, including:
- Stages of Change: building a solid foundation for recovery
- Relapse prevention
- Young people and 12-Step programs
- Family recovery
- Treatment success
"When a teen lands in substance abuse treatment, most parents have no idea how it works or what to expect," says Savage. "Add to this the frequent stories they hear about treatment failure, and it's easy to see why this can be an overwhelming and confusing experience. I wrote this book to help parents become 'educated consumers' when it comes to treating their child's addiction. The more they know about the entire process, the greater the chances for success."
Jim Savage, LCDC has been working in the addiction field since 1984 and is a leading expert in the field of adolescent substance abuse treatment. Specializing in parent education and program development, he has helped hundreds of young people and their families overcome addiction problems. His own experience of having been a teenage drug addict and subsequent recovery figures significantly into his approach and provides unique credibility when addressing these issues.
Rehab Works! A Parent's Guide To Drug Treatment (paperback, 5.5 x 8.5, 134 pages, $17.95, ISBN: 9781483501895) is available on Amazon.
Many Rains Media is a multimedia publishing company dedicated to bringing forth works that provide a source of inspiration, healing, and joy to all who seek enrichment in their lives. Many Rains Media is based in Dallas, Texas. For more information please visit www.manyrains.com.
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