contract that reinforces both rewards and positivity for good behavior or repercussions when rules are broken.
The Partnership adds that families should take it one day at a time, maybe even “one minute at a time.” The first days or weeks are likely to be the most challenging, filled with moments of positivity and negativity. Parents should help their kids during these moments by emphasizing hope and positivity.
“SAMHSA recognizes that family involvement in treatment and recovery is a key element to effective youth treatment programs,” Bonzon said. “Substance use disorders can be treated effectively with behavioral therapies. Medications are also available in combination with behavioral health therapies.”