Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Treatment Programs recognize and treat the underlying issues that are the root cause of most adolescent addictions. There can never be a comparison made to an adolescent addict and an adult addict. There is usually a much more significant degree of psychological problems and family problems that encompass their illness.
Their patterns of use are quite different and often have multiple substances of choice. An adolescent addict tries harder to conceal his problem but it will show up in places such as school performance, relationships with friends and difficulties with family, or possibly being dragged through the judicial system.
Most adolescents do not want to enter treatment so it must be forced which poses a greater challenge, at least initially, to those that will be treating him. Most adolescents have to rely quite a bit on the family to help them get through the battle and they will be very dependant on them once they are released and go back home.
Parents will have to make sure that they live a life of sobriety, monitor who their child is associating with and make sure that they attend all meetings and aftercare appointments. This makes it that much harder for a teen to stay sober.
With adolescent drug treatment, it is required that the family be counseled so that they can become healthy and if they disagree then alternate housing might be found for the teen. Call The Watershed at 1-800-861-1768 and we will help you find the right rehab center.
While adolescents are in treatment, one of the biggest challenges they will encounter is to find out who they really are. This is because they have been engaging in the substance abuse which causes them to lose their identity at such a young age while the developmental process is still happening.
Adolescents can learn how to do this by building self-esteem through problem-solving and social skills, the ability to identify feelings and how to ask for help, how to cope with depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and anxiety. If these issues are not handled then the risk for relapse will be higher.
Adolescent aftercare is more essential than it can be stressed, it is the single most important factor that will contribute to his sobriety. There will be meetings that he will have to attend so they must be as convenient as possible so that he continues with treatment. They also need added support from a new group of peers.
These programs can be tailored to meet the needs of the individual adolescent. Call The Watershed today at 1-800-861-1768 to experience Teen Addiction Treatments.
Having to make these kinds of choices for your adolescent child that is suffering from a drug or alcohol problem is likely one of the hardest things that you will ever have to do. It is understandable that is very overwhelming and you aren’t quite sure who to turn to. We would welcome the opportunity to answer any questions you may have about Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Treatment Programs. Please know that we are here to offer you support and guidance.
Substance abuse with adolescents has widely increased during the past years for many reasons. It is often a way for teens to escape, and it allows them to dissolve the challenges that life brings forth. We will put you in contact with treatment facilities that treat the drug abuse but also treat the behaviors that have led to the abuse. Call The Watershed today at 1-800-861-1768.
Alcoholism is also growing at record proportions with adolescents because they just want to find a way to escape and largely in part due to peer pressure. Now, these adolescents have to be taught how to live and deal with life on their very own. That can be very difficult for them. We offer you the most qualified professionals so that your teen can receive the very best treatment. Our mission is to provide both personalized and professional routes that lead you and your adolescent right into the hands of competent professionals.
Addiction treatment for adolescents is just recently emerging. However, it far surpasses the traditional Twelve Step meetings and simple medications that are good for as long as they are taken. Facilities no longer have a hospital setting appeal to them. Treatment options are becoming more and more sophisticated. The same is true for teen treatment facilities that never appealed to the teens and now many offer much more innovative programs that involve things that are interesting to this diverse group. Call us at 1-800-861-1768.
The process of treatment will entail working with adolescents on underlying problems so that they can boost their self-esteem and help them feel good about themselves again. Then, once they can feel good in their own skin, they will make better choices that bring them to reach their fullest potential.
The adolescents are never judged for the choices that they have made and they need to know that they are not bad people but rather just individuals struggling with a disease – the disease of addiction. They just need a little help in finding a sense of direction and with healing from the inside, out.
For additional information on Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Treatment Programs at The Watershed, please visit our main Adolescent Drug Treatment page.
To speak with one of our trained alcohol treatment and drug rehabilitation referral counselors, call The Watershed’s 24-Hour Addiction Helpline at 1-844-550-8829.
It’s never too late to call.