Family Therapies

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Another important approach to helping adolescent with substance abuse is family and community support. Family therapies can help strengthen the family relationship and help improve communication. According to Horigian, Anderson, and Szapocznik (2016) they concluded from their research that family therapy has been the most effective approach to help adolescent with substance use disorder. This may allow the adolescent to have a place to reach out to for help and provide a network of support. The community, including school, friends, peers, and mentors are also a great source of support and encouragement that can help the adolescent abstained from drugs.
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