Adolescent and young adult drug treatment:


What’s your success rate?” is the first question many parents ask when deciding on a treatment program for their child. The correct answer is 100% or 0%. It depends on the individual.

The good news is REHAB WORKS! Becoming an educated consumer is by learning how treatment works allows parents to take control and create the best chance for landing in the 100%category.

Who this book is for:

Parents of teens: This book is written first and foremost for parents of a teenager who is being treated for a drug or alcohol problem. The material stems directly from the author’s experience of working with hundreds of teens and their parents during his years as owner of a successful adolescent outpatient treatment program. It is a culmination of learning “what works and what doesn’t work” with respect to the inherent challenges of working with this specific population, which includes the unique dynamics parents face in providing effective support for teenage children.

Parents of young adults: The majority of the material presented in this book is equally relevant for parents dealing with children over the age of 18. With young adults, parent responsibility exists on a spectrum—it’s not as clear-cut as the simple legal distinction between a minor and an adult. The basic premise of this book is that the more the family understands how treatment works and engages in the process, the better the chances are for treatment success. This is true whether the client is 16 or 60.

Professionals: As a resource aimed at improving treatment outcomes, Rehab Works! is important for the treatment industry as a whole.

  1. For substance abuse professionals, it offers valuable insight for evaluating the effectiveness of how treatment is delivered.

  2. Outside of the treatment field, this book is important for professionals who work with young people in any capacity: high school principals, probation officers, pediatricians, coaches, mental health counselors, judges, and so on. Greater understanding about addiction treatment among youth professionals across the board will lead to increased support for treatment clients and parents that extends beyond the boundaries of the treatment center.

  3. For clients: Rehab Works! provides one of the most effective outlines available of what goes into a successful recovery plan. Not just "for parents"—Rehab Works! is equally valuable for treatment clients as well!

Rehab Works!

A Parent’s Guide To Drug Treatment

“If your child is struggling with substance abuse or addiction problems this information is a must!

                                                                                      Cherye Callegan, MD

                                                                                             Medical Director

                                                                     Sundown Ranch, Canton, Texas

“We wish we would have had this information the first time our daughter went through treatment.”

                                      Jenny W.

Parent of an 18 year-old heroin addict

“Not just for parents! This is information every addiction professional should have.”

Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S

Senior Vice President of Clinical Development

Elements Behavioral Health

These are just some of the things people are saying about the new book from Jim Savage, LCDC. Rehab Works! spells out everything parents need to know about the world of adolescent and young adult substance abuse treatment and presents a thorough examination of all the critical elements that go into a successful treatment experience, including:

•    12 Step Recovery

•    Young People And AA/NA

•    Al-Anon

•    Family Recovery

•    Treatment Success

•    The Treatment Process

•    Stages Of Change

•    Continuum Of Care

•    Relapse Prevention

•    Triggers

Expert advice for parents and professionals

for improving treatment outcomes