Adolescent Rehabilitation Options

Adolescent Rehabilitation Options Teens have a lot to deal with in their lives. There are the awkward stages of growing up, school work, friends, peer pressure and so much more. It is not easy to be a teen but sometimes your teen can get out of hand. This pressure combined with pressure from peers can lead to use of drugs or alcohol.

Why Do Teens Do Drugs?

There is an endless list of reasons why teens turn to drugs and alcohol, but here are some common reasons:

  • Peer pressure or curiosity
  • Self-medicating for a traumatic event from their childhood
  • Use of prescription stimulants in an attempt to better perform in school
  • Introduction to serious drug use after trying gateway drugs
  • Exposure to drugs or alcohol at home

Adolescent Drug Addiction: Questions to Consider

When choosing a rehabilitation option for your teen, you should keep the following questions in mind:

Does addiction run in the family? Perhaps family counseling may be in order to bring everyone together and make your teen understand that she or he is not alone in this fight.

How long has your teen been abusing drugs? It is important to understand how severe the drug addiction is to make the right choice of what type of rehab to enroll them in. It is also important to learn this to understand the struggle that they have been going through and the process that they are going to have to endure to get their sobriety back.

Has your teen suffered any traumatic experiences growing up that may have triggered their drug use? Understanding where your teen is coming from is very important. Perhaps they were abused or molested as a child and were attempting to self-medicate the pain. This traumatic event would be an issue that would require counseling to get through.

Finding Teen Drug Treatment

Teen rehab programs only allow individuals other the age of 18 to attend; however, there are high-quality drug treatment programs for teens who are 18 and 19.  It’s important that teens feel as though they’re in a comfortable, judgment-free environment. Your teen may not be willing to go to rehab so we can help guide you through the process of getting them to accept help. We’d also be happy to help you explore the various options; call us today.