Understanding Adolescent Addiction

As mental health issues in teens continue to rise, increased substance abuse can be a side effect.

Richard Capriola spent 11 years working as an addictions counselor for Menninger Clinic, one of the top ten psychiatric hospitals in the US, before retiring in 2019. During his tenure there he worked in the Adolescent Treatment program and the adult Comprehensive Psychiatric Assessment and Stabilization program.

Download and listen to the episode here, or find wherever you get podcasts.

In this episode we dive into the root of the addicted child, discuss how adolescent addiction differs from adult addiction, the causes of addiction, the difference between process addiction and chemical addiction, how to help your child, and how to foster an environment of understanding.

His book, The Addicted Child, along with the workbook, is available now.

Learn more about Richard at his website here.

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