If you’ve been down that road, making repeated attempts to control use or to stop and stay stopped, only to fall fall flat, you should eventually realize that what works for others just doesn’t work for you
It is vital that your teen feels able to talk to you about drugs; if they are using but are afraid of the consequences of telling you it will only lead to more deception.
A shorter stay is cheaper and less disruptive to your life, but 90 day programs give you more time to master the skills of recovery.
Alcoholics have never had much success giving up drinking while using some other sedative. Often it results in a problem with the second substance.
You might as well write ‘I don’t want you to go to AA’ in big letters on the wall behind the therapist’s chair. It’s about that obvious.
AA and NA weren’t designed by professionals and they do not operate like professionally-developed behavioral therapy programs.
Busy professionals, though, may rely on “taking notes,” and doing the more formal documentation “later, when there’s time.”