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The Stigma of Addiction

May 10, 2016

The Stigma of Addiction | Teen Treatment Center

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), in 2014, approximately 1.3 million adolescents in the U.S. aged 12-17 were struggling with a Substance Use Disorder. Sadly, only about 10% receive the help they not only need, but deserve.  

In this video, Alyssa, who has been sober since 2011, discusses the stigma of addiction and how it affects those who are in need of professional help. Oftentimes, there is a lot of shame surrounding individuals who are abusing drugs and alcohol as well as their loved ones.  

Alyssa explains, “When you think of a drug addict you think of the homeless person sleeping in the alleyway. You don’t think about the high school student that is using drugs after school…and that’s the reality of it.” Watch the video to learn more: 

If your son or daughter is abusing drugs or alcohol, there is hope. At Teen Treatment Center, we understand the complexities of adolescent substance abuse. No matter what your child’s substance of choice is, our innovative treatment programs will teach your teenager to live without drugs, alcohol or prescription medications.

Learn how Teen Treatment Center can not only restore hope in your teen, but restore your family as well. Call us today: (844)319-5239

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