Drug addiction is a complex illness characterized by intense and, at times, uncontrollable drug craving, along with compulsive drug seeking and use that persist even in the face of devastating consequences. While the path to drug addiction begins with the voluntary act of taking drugs, over time a person's ability to choose not to do so becomes compromised, and seeking and consuming the drug becomes compulsive. Learn more
Resources to Help Curb Adolescent Drug Use:
Therapy Manuals For Cocaine Addiction (Archives):
- Cognitive-Behavioral Approach: Treating Cocaine Addiction (Manual 1)
- Community Reinforcement Approach: Treating Cocaine Addiction (Manual 2)
- Individual Drug Counseling Approach to Treat Cocaine Addiction: The Collaborative Cocaine Treatment Study Model (Manual 3)
- Drug Counseling for Cocaine Addiction: The Collaborative Cocaine Treatment Study Model (Manual 4)
- Brief Strategic Family Therapy for Adolescent Drug Abuse (Manual 5)
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