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 THE GtJ, RD I',N ;"AU(UST"13, 1982 "PAGE: 5 00hol, Marijuana Called 'Most Dangerous' for Teens (NC) -- "The marijuana and alcohol, teens The problem of adolescent chemically dependent teen to achieving what he desired in recovery, he said. The ors of kids using nd alcohol make b Cpost dangerous ! an official of rTlpital of Cin- specializes in .kst of drug and e t dv e a tendency to a ,.hol or marijuana  teen-agers, to .' God, they re not IIRIL_ - ,, fJ-g harder, said " Conrad Foss, o azninistrator of lmBut because of AIY access to are more likely to become addicted to those substances than to more exotic drugs like heroin or to be involved in a fatal accident as a result of using them, Foss said. Because parents and teachers have difficulty recognizing the early stages of a teen-ager's drug problems, most youngsters in treatment are referrals from the court system, he said. 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Ac- cording to national studies, at least 28 per cent of those between the ages of 18 and 30 are problem drinkers and most of them are abusing drugs as well. CareUnit is an 84-bed facility with a 24-bed adolescent unit, the first of its kind in the southwestern Ohio region. The adolescent treatment uses what Foss called the "level approach." The program has 25 rules and ff the teen-ager follows the rules, he moves to a higher level with increased privileges, such as outings, having a radio and week-end visits with parents. Failure to follow the rules results in "dropping back to a lower level" with fewer privileges, Foss said. Teen-agers rarely recognize that their actions have consequences, positive or negative, he said. Once they have some experience in associating actions with even short-term consequences, they are more likely to con- sider long-term effects of their behavior. Consistency is the most important factor in bringing a the first place. parents and schools un- Working with families is wittingly give the adolescent essential, Foss said. "We exactly what he wants, Foss can't get a kid straight and said. For example, a teen who send him back to a sick family doesn't want to go to school is or the kidwill get sick again." caught smoking marijuana Treatment at CareUnit is and expelled, thereby only the first phase of chances of long-term success with a recovering teen as with. adults depend on involvement in groups like Alcoholics or Narcotics Anonymous and after-care sessions. "That's the prescription for staying sober," Foss said. DRUMMOND FUNERAL HOME 901 MARSHALL LITTLE ROCK OWENS FUNERAL HOME 5509 J.F.K. NORTH LITTLE ROCK Edward L. 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