It is well understood that prevention, treatment, and recovery in behavioral health require a multifaceted approach in which individuals, families, schools, and communities all play a vital role. This show will focus on one of these critical sucess factors: families. Whenever a family member - parent or child - is experiencing a mental or substance use health problem, the repsonse should involve the entire family.
The field of behavioral health has increased recognized the importance of addressing the needs of specific age groups with respect to both mental and substance use disorders. Teenagers (aged 12-17) and young adults (aged 18-24) are two age groups for which sensitivity to age is especially importnat in the practice of prevention, treatment, and recovery. What are the most effective approaches to preventing underage drinking and the use of illicit drugs - including the nonmedical use of prescription medications - among youth?
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