How to Navigate the Addiction Treatment System

Treatment for teens and young adults struggling with substance us or addiction can take place in different forms, settings and for different lengths of time — and the type you don’t know about could end up being the best one for your child. Before you make any decisions, take time to understand the options.

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, How to Navigate the Addiction Treatment System

This is a short article about the basics of the addiction treatment system. It provides some basic steps and links to further your knowledge about the treatment system and how to navigate it.

Follow the link below for the article.

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids is a great resource that supplies short, concise articles about substance use, recovery, and addiction. They give information about navigating the treatment center world, finding the right treatment center for your child, and treatment approaches that might work for you and your child. They also supply tips for talking to your child about substance use and tips if you think your child is using. They offer a wide variety of resources and have also partnered with other resources sites to create longer guides to educate people further about opioids, substance use, and mental health.

The website also offers 24/7 help for anyone who needs it. This can be done through talk, text, or email. They numbers are all provided on their website.

Follow this link to go to the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids website and explore all their resources.

Addiction is a Brain Disease

Dr. Ruth Potee is an active advocate for treating addiction as a brain disease. She believes all doctors should have to take classes on substance use and addiction.
This is one of her many presentations on the subject. She is a great presenter and explains substance use and addiction very well. If you want to learn more about her, feel free to check out her website at this link. She often does presentations which can be found on her calendar.