An Interview with Michael L. Dennis, Ph.D.

Total Running Time: 22 min. (All three chapters)

As Senior Researcher, Chestnut Health Systems, Dr. Michael Dennis is an expert on the treatment of adolescents with drug and alcohol problems. In this program, he discusses the vulnerability of an adolescent's brain and the prevalence of co- occurring disorders in teen addiction. He cites various resources and organizations that can help parents find the proper treatment their child needs. Dr. Dennis is a big proponent of immediate treatment for young people with substance abuse problems. Failure to receive treatment will greatly affect the rest of their lives.