Mar 16, 2021
There are so many families struggling with adolescents with substance abuse issues. Parents are often caught off guard, confused and don’t know where to turn.
Today, more than 40 percent of seniors and one-third of tenth graders are vaping a substance like marijuana. Twenty percent of teens report abusing prescription drugs like Xanax, Ritalin and Adderall.
My guest, author and addictions councillor, Richard Capriola, has been helping families for over 20 years navigate substance abuse in adolescence.
In this episode, we talk about:
For a free copy of Richard’s “Helping Your Child Through Difficult Times” guide, follow this link: https://1drv.ms/b/s!AqxowX5Jqw4Hgb45J2sepCAHq9kwMQ?e=LjqeiI
Richard Capriola has been a mental health and addictions counselor for over two decades. He has been licensed in Illinois and Texas. He worked with adults at a regional mental health crisis center in central Illinois until moving to Houston Texas to work as an addictions counselor at Menninger Clinic. While at Menninger for over a decade he treated both adolescents and adults diagnosed with mental health and substance abuse issues. He is the author of a new book on adolescent substance abuse, The Addicted Child: A Parent's Guide to Adolescent Substance Abuse which is available on Amazon and the book's website http://www.helptheaddictedchild.com
How people can reach you: People can reach me through the book’s website which contains a contact link. The website is http://www.helptheaddictedchild.com
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