"It’s important for parents to work through their own denial about their teen’s addiction. Sometimes it’s really hard to believe that a teenager could have alcoholism or drug addiction. It happens in all families--career stable families, financially affluent families, families that are impoverished, families with a generational history of addiction, and families without a history of addiction--so working through your own denial and acceptance of that is one of the most important pieces of recovery for you and your teen."
Patty Stetson, CCS, CSAC, is fully credentialed both as a professional interventionist and as a substance abuse counselor and clinical supervisor. Having held significant clinical positions in both inpatient and outpatient facilities, Stetson is very familiar with the benchmarks of quality programs and the intricate details of treatment. She provides interventions and recovery support services across the United States to adolescents, adults, and seniors, and can be contacted for a no-cost consultation by calling 919.757.6397 or visiting her website at: www.RestoreInterventions.com.