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Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research-Based Guide (Third Edition)

How can family and friends make a difference in the life of someone needing treatment?

Family and friends can play critical roles in motivating individuals with drug problems to enter and stay in treatment. Family therapy can also be important, especially for adolescents. Involvement of a family member or significant other in an individual's treatment program can strengthen and extend treatment benefits.

This page was last updated December 2012

How can family and friends make a difference in the life of someone needing treatment?

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National Institute on Drug Abuse (2012). How can family and friends make a difference in the life of someone needing treatment?. In Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research-Based Guide (Third Edition). Retrieved from http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/principles-drug-addiction-treatment/frequently-asked-questions/how-can-families-friends-make-difference-in-life-

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