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NIDA. (2006, July 1). On-Site Psychiatric Treatment Improves Abstinence in Teens With Co-occurring Disorders. Retrieved from

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July 01, 2006
Graphic: Substance Abuse Outcomes 6 Months After Beginning TreatmentSix months after they began substance abuse treatment, teens who also participated in therapy for their other psychiatric problems were more likely to demonstrate abstinence than peers who did not receive such services. The study group comprised 419 adolescents seeking treatment for substance abuse at a managed care system in California.
Graphic: Abstinence Among AdolescentsAmong a subgroup of the adolescents receiving help for both substance abuse and behavioral problems, those receiving colocated services were more likely to be abstinent than those receiving services at separate locations.


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