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Talking to Teens About Drugs & Alcohol with Geffen Liberman

This week Ameé speaks with Geffen Liberman about the somewhat normal rite of passage for teenagers with drug and/or alcohol use and experimentation.

Geffen has been in the field for over 20 years, and has worked in every facet of substance abuse treatment. Using his own personal experience in recovery and the education he has learned while in the field, Geffen connects with clients in a way that promotes recovery, self love and the desire for clients to achieve the best for themselves. Geffen is licensed in Arizona as a substance abuse counselor and has an IC&RC certification, as well as a life coaching certification.

In this episode you will hear: 

  • What is different and important to understand about substance abuse in teenagers versus adults? 

  • Why are kids turning to drugs and alcohol in general? 

  • What are good deterrents to addiction for parents to know about? 

  • What age do we start talking to our kids about drugs and alcohol?

  • When is it a problem?

  • What is the best thing parents can do if their kid has a serious addiction? 

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