5 Things Youth in Recovery Need

An intake interview.
1. Emergency services. For youth in crisis, consider addressing immediate needs like food, shelter, or medical treatment before focusing on recovery.

On the journey to adulthood, youth can run into many roadblocks. Substance abuse. Mental health issues. But these challenges are not the end of the road. As the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reminds us, young people can and do recover.

In this slideshow, we highlight the supports youth need as they navigate their recovery.

More on Youth and Recovery:

"Supporting Youth and Their Parents During Recovery"

"A Research-Based Guide to Helping Teens Deal With Drug Abuse"

"The Power of Youth Development and Recovery Supports"

"Snapshot: What’s Next – Building a Recovery Culture"

"Peer Support and Social Inclusion"

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