"Required reading for every parent who has a child in drug treatment!"
"We wish we would have had this while our son was in rehab."
Rehab Works! A Parent’s Guide To Drug Treatment spells out everything parents need to know about the world of adolescent substance abuse treatment, and allows them to take control of an experience that can ultimately save their child’s life.
There is no question about it: Teen substance abuse is a problem of epidemic proportion in the United States. Media glamorization of drug use fuels impressionable minds, while celebrities have made going to rehab something between a status symbol and a joke. Yet everyday, more and more parents find themselves in the terrifying position of trying to figure out what to do upon discovering that their child is using drugs. “Going to rehab” is the solution to an addiction problem, yet the public perception of “rehab” becomes tainted as a result of frighteningly high relapse rates.
The good news, however, is that rehab works! Becoming an “educated consumer” is the first step towards successfully helping a child overcome an addiction problem. The problem is, when a teen lands in substance abuse treatment, most parents have no idea how it works or what to expect. Learning how to utilize “the product” (treatment) more effectively allows the consumer to gain maximum benefit from the experience.
A nationally recognized expert in the field of adolescent substance abuse treatment, Jim Savage, LCDC presents this information in an authentic and engaging manner. 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. The result is an attractive blend of academic sophistication with an easy-going, personable style, making Rehab Works! A Parent’s Guide To Drug Treatment an enjoyable, yet thorough read.