Revs. Lonnie Vanderslice and Dan Beckett
Tuesdays, 4 PM CT
Empowering Teens in Recovery: How Twelve-Step Programs and Recovering Adults Can Help
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Teens with the disease of addiction need support and plenty of it. However, teens are not little adults. Twelve-Step programs, originally developed for adults, can be immensely helpful to teens—if they are adapted to the particular needs of adolescents. Supporting teens to see how recovery can empower them and connecting them with safe adult mentors open life-giving doors. Our guest is Dr. Steven Jaffe, M.D., professor emeritus of psychiatry at Emory University, and clinical professor of psychiatry at Morehouse School of Medicine, in Atlanta. Dr. Jaffe has spent the past 25 years working to modify Twelve-Step programs to make them developmentally meaningful for teens. He is the author of the Adolescent Substance Abuse Intervention Workbook: Taking a First Step (5 Pack) and The Step Workbook for Adolescent Chemical Dependency.