Treatment is one of the best ways to begin the recovery process from an addiction to substances, yet many who need treatment are resistant to seeking it.
For adolescents in need of treatment, research shows that 60% of parents or other caregivers need help getting a teenager to engage. Moreover, even when someone agrees to treatment, it’s a challenge to understand the options and the role of the family in recovery.
In the Parents Translational Research Center (PTRC), TRI investigators help support parents and other caregivers trying to convince an adolescent to enter and stay in treatment.
- Learn more about the Family Training Program.
In another PTRC project, TRI is developing a guide to addiction treatment to help parents and other caretakers decide which treatment option is the best.
- Learn more about the Adolescent Treatment Program Guide.