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Adolescent Attachment Style and Substance Abuse: Implications for Treatment


This workshop will address the implications of Adolescent Attachment Style and Substance Abuse and integrating family therapy techniques into Adolescent Substance Abuse treatment. The anxious attachment pattern is related to the frequency of substance abuse and to stress motivated patterns of substance abuse. Insecurely attached adolescents develop dysfunctional attitudes about themselves that contribute to substance abuse. Applying attachment language in the course of substance abuse treatment enhances the treatment.

  • Mid-Atlantic Research and Training Institute for Community and Behavioral Health
  • Stright Hall, Room 107E
    210 South Tenth Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-4405
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