Chemically dependent adolescents have a tendency to relapse because of problems they experience at home, school, and with their friends. These problems activate urges and cravings to use alcohol and drugs. What is needed is a brief, yet effective sequence of steps that adolescents can use to identify and manage those high-risk situations.
This book integrates in a clear and easy-to-understand way the complex interactions between the symptoms of adolescent chemical addiction, the stages of normal adolescent development, and the presence of adolescent mental disorders in a number of clients.
This pamphlet is written for adolescents who are recovering from alcohol or drug use to help them recognize physical, emotional, and behavioral warning signs of the relapse process. Using the GORSKI-CENAPS Model, Tammy Bell identifies the unique relapse warning signs of adolescents.