Illicit Drug Abuse Treatment
One of the questions we are frequently asked at Teen Treatment Center is, “Why do teens do drugs?” Troubled teens turn to substance abuse for a variety of reasons, such as wanting to fit in with their peers due to low self-esteem, or as a way to cope with stressful situations. While there is no simple answer, it is often a cry for help.
An effective teen drug abuse treatment program will help your teenager get to the root of what is causing them to turn to drugs, and teach them healthy coping mechanisms to utilize in the future. The most common illicit drugs teens abuse includes:
- Synthetic marijuana
- Crack cocaine
- Crystal Meth
- Ecstasy and MDMA
- Psychedelic Mushrooms
If you’ve discovered your teenager is abusing one of the above drugs or something similar, it’s time to reach out for professional help. Our evidence-based treatment methods help troubled teens get their lives back. Our admissions counselors are available 24/7 to answer any questions about our programs for troubled teens: (844) 319-5239. All consultations are confidential and free.
The Importance of Treating Teen Drug Abuse
Many parents also wonder, “If my teenager is just experimenting with drugs, do they still need to go to a teen rehab?” The truth is, regardless of the amount your teen is using, it’s imperative to get them help early on to reduce their chances of developing a full-blown addiction.
Another vital reason to seek help is that it may be a sign of an underlying condition. Research has shown that adolescents abusing drugs are likely to also be struggling with a mental health disorder. If this is the case, it’s important to find a rehab for teens that also treats dual diagnosis disorders, also known as co-occurring disorders.
A few of the common mental health conditions that coincide with teen drug abuse are:
- Depression disorders
- Anxiety disorders
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
- Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
If your teenager is showing signs of drug abuse, it is time to intervene and get them the help they not only need, but deserve.
Signs of Teen Drug Use
While some are better at hiding it than others, there are many telltale signs of teen drug abuse. If your teenager has been acting strange lately and you think substance abuse is the problem, ask yourself the following questions:
- Is your teen frequently making secretive phone calls and text messages?
- Have you noticed that their eyes are bloodshot or their pupils are dilated?
- Do they have sores or spots around their mouths?
- Have they suddenly gained or lost weight?
- Have their sleeping patterns changed to sleeping too much or too little?
- Are they always asking you for money?
- Have you found bongs, rolling paper, pipes or other drug paraphernalia in their room or car?
If you answered yes to any of the above, it’s time to call Teen Treatment Center.
Accredited Rehab for Teens
One of the main goals at our teen rehab is to teach your teenager how to live without addictive substances. Our board-certified staff will work closely with your teen to address any underlying issues, including mental health conditions, that may be contributing to their drug abuse.
Recognizing a one-size-fits-all approach is ineffective, our staff will create an individualized treatment plan that is tailored to your teen’s psychological, physical and emotional needs. Your loved one will receive around-the-clock care and support from our medical doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, licensed counselors and nurses. Some of the evidence-based treatments and services that may be incorporated into their treatment plan include:
- Medically-supervised detox (if necessary)
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
- Individual and group counseling
- Family therapy
- Academic support
- Recreational therapy
- Life skills training
- Dual diagnosis treatment
- Court liaison services
The good news is that your teen and family are not alone in this battle. Parents from all over the country have turned to Teen Treatment Center for help, and had their hope restored.
Help is available now. Our admissions counselors can be reached by phone or chat 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year: (844) 319-5239.
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