Teen Health
How Effective is Drug Rehab For Teens?
Mar 22, 2016 - 10:19:34 AM

( - DALLAS, March 22, 2016 -- From family members to Hollywood celebrities, practically all of us are familiar with an unfortunate story where someone with an addiction problem went to rehab and it didn't appear to help. With so much failure on our radar, public perception of rehab can become tainted. However, addiction can be successfully treated and recovery is possible.

Jim Savage is a licensed chemical dependency counselor with over 30 years of experience working in the addiction field. His book Rehab Works! A Parent's Guide to Drug Treatment identifies what "works" and what "doesn't work" in the world of drug rehab, and offers hope that the battle against addiction can be won, and lives can be saved.

"While treatment success rates can be alarmingly poor, the truth is when a client relapses it's not really that difficult to look at a case and identify what went wrong," says Savage. "Being able to recognize and avoid common pitfalls is the key to treatment success."

Savage is passionate about helping parents avoid the "revolving door syndrome" of drug rehab with their children. Here are 7 things he suggests that parents can do to give their child the best chance for treatment success:

Rehab Works! A Parent's Guide to Drug Treatment spells out everything parents need to know about the world of drug rehab and give their child the best chance for treatment success. It is available on Amazon. For more information please visit


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