Year: 2001 Source: Ottawa, ON: Health Canada, 2001. 59p. SIEC No: 20010591

This report identifies elements of best practice in the treatment & rehabilitation of youth with substance use problems. Best practices are identified & described in the areas of client outreach, contact & engagement, retention of clients in treatment, overall treatment values/philosophy, specific approaches & methods, relapse prevention, structure of treatment, & integration of relevant support services. Recommendations for best practices are based on the results of interviews with 33 key experts & a review of current literature related to these topic areas. The report also addresses barriers to treatment affecting the youth population.