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teen: 12-18 yrs.

The peer pressure to try drugs is no less intense than the sexual pressure that so many adolescents face. As with any situation that could conceivably lead to trouble, we need to prepare our kids to refuse offers of alcohol and other drugs–preferably without alienating their peers, although sometimes that isn't possible.

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When calling or visiting a prospective drug treatment center, don’t hesitate to ask as many questions as necessary about its staff and services. A program that meets the following guidelines should inspire reasonable confidence in its caliber of care.