aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

Deviancy training - does sending teens to rehab actually hurt?

Time Magazine reports that teens who get sent to rehab may actually end up worse for the experience, especially if they were only occasionally dabbling in drugs.

In part the article says, “The exposure can be especially dangerous for impressionable youngsters. "I've known kids who have gone into inpatient treatment and met other users. After treatment, they meet up with them and explore new drugs and become more seriously involved in drug use," says Tom Dishion, director of research at the Child and Family Center at the University of Oregon, who has documented such peer influence in scientific studies.”

Do you have any first-hand experience? What do you think?
You can read the whole article here.

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