Teen Drug Abuse – You Are Not Alone!
â€œThe mentality and behavior of drug addicts and alcoholics is wholly irrational until you understand that they are completely powerless over their addiction and unless they have structured help, they have no hope.â€ – Russell Brand
Teen drug abuse is a huge problem in today’s busy and stressful world. There is an overload of things that young people are expected from, and some of them simply can’t handle what life throws towards them. Teen drug abuse has been identified as a continued use of a mood-altering substance. There are people who can use alcohol or drugs and never become addicted or suffer negative consequences, when others struggle greatly with addiction. It depends on many things: “addictive” personality, early exposure and social environment, hereditary preferences, as well as traumatic events.
Usually most young people cannot recover form their additions, without help. That is where Sober Solutions step in.
Before you move forward you need to learn how to recognize that your child needs help. There are several warning signs indicating of teen drug abuse:
- Changes in appetite or sleep patterns – it is very simple to identify: it will be either a significant increase or decrease in each.
- Deterioration of physical appearance – most of normal teenagers care about their looks, but teens abusing narcotics will all of the sudden stop caring about their appearance.
- Missing school and avoiding social gatherings.
- Asking for more money then usually.
- Sudden change in friends and social circles.
- Change in attitude – there may be mood swings, lethargy, irritation – more than usual.
- Neglecting and forgetting about responsibilities.
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Many teenagers become angry or defensive, when confronted with a suspicion of addiction. It could get very hard on parents, and impossible to deal with a teen drug abuse on their own. Sober Solutions will help you deal and take as much of the heavy weight off your shoulders as possible, leaving you very much involved in the entire process. Don’t try to do it on your own. You have to remember that teen drug abuse is a disease, and you need a professional help!
Parents may feel scared and alienated, especially when media show how interventions can get very aggressive and painful for kids. With Sober Solutions it is absolutely not like that, and you are not alone! Sober Solutions’ therapists are proud of their extensive knowledge and years of experience – they are involved in the process of healing, while understanding that teens see the world differently then adults, and that’s how they treat them. They will make them feel safe and cared about, which is the first step to overcome a teen drug abuse. Our staff will incorporate their extensive experience to help your child transition into life at home, and will teach him/her necessary skills to stay “clean”.