Characteristics of relapse following adolescent substance abuse treatment.

  title={Characteristics of relapse following adolescent substance abuse treatment.},
  author={Sandra A. Brown and Peter W. Vik and V A Creamer},
  journal={Addictive behaviors},
  volume={14 3},
Historically research has focused on the characteristics of adults who relapse following treatment for alcohol or drug dependence. The circumstances of adolescent relapse, however, have largely gone unattended. The present study investigated the relapse rates and characteristics of adolescent posttreatment drug relapse. Seventy-five teens and their parents were interviewed while participating in an adolescent chemical dependency treatment program and at three and six months following treatment… CONTINUE READING