Monday, July 19, 2010

Does Teen Drug Rehab Cause Addiction?

Increasingly, substance-abuse experts are finding that teen drug treatment may indeed be doing more harm than good. Many programs throw casual dabblers together with hard-core addicts and foster continuous group interaction. It tends to strengthen dysfunctional behavior by concentrating it, researchers say. "Just putting kids in group therapy actually promotes greater drug use," says Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).
From "Does Teen Drug Rehab Cure Addiction or Cause It?" by Maia Szalavitz, Friday, July 16, 2010,


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