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NCJ Number: 136187 Find in a Library
Title: County Collaboration Creates a Unique Drug Treatment Program for Adolescents
Journal: Thrust  Dated:(January 1990)  Pages:27-29
Author(s): J Carey; A Knight
Corporate Author: Santa Clara Cty Office of Education
Alternative Schools Dept
United States of America
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 3
Sponsoring Agency: Santa Clara Cty Office of Education
San Jose, CA 95115
Type: Program Description (Model)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: To address issues of chemical dependency among teenagers, the Santa Clara County Office of Education and the Adolescent Drug Treatment Program at West Valley Community School in Santa Clara County combined efforts to design a unique program that offers both treatment and academics.
Abstract: Findings from surveys conducted at a community school for students who have problems adjusting to traditional schools indicated an outpatient drug program was needed. To finance this program, the Board of Education approved a request, without precedent, to solicit funds from public and private agencies. A trip to Minnesota to research school-based treatment was sponsored by a private foundation. Students eligible for the 2-phase, 30-week program had problems with substance abuse, but were not considered addicts. Phase I was designed to stop substance abuse through drug use education, therapy, and Alcoholics Anonymous attendance and stressed both physical and academic education. Phase II focused on recovery, maintaining sobriety, and academics. Since low self-esteem is at the core of chemical dependency, one objective of the program is to help adolescents regain self-respect.
Main Term(s): Adolescent chemical dependency; Juvenile drug treatment
Index Term(s): California; Drug abuse education; High school education
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