44 minutes | Feb 15, 2021

The Addicted Child, with author Richard Capriola

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Richard Capriola has been a mental mental health and addictions counselor for over two decades. He has been licensed in Illinois and Texas. He recently retired from Menninger Clinic in Houston Texas where for over a decade he worked as an addictions counselor for adults and adolescents diagnosed with mental health and substance abuse issues. He is the author of The Addicted Child: A Parent's Guide to Adolescent Substance Abuse. 

In this interview we discuss

  • His personal story
  • Causes of addiction in children
  • Types of addictive substances used
  • Teenage brain and addiction
  • Differences between boys and girls
  • Vaping
  • Pandemic and its affect on children
  • Process disorders
  • Warning signs
  • Treatment Options
  • Special tips for blended families
  • Resistant teens
  • His book, The Addicted Child and his workbook
  • and much more!

 

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