3724 Ashwood Drive Essex, TN (PressExposure) April 08, 2009 -- teenage treatment centers are located in places where teenagers could enjoy a reflective walk or a refreshing swim in a beautiful beach. Most of these facilities work successfully with both teenagers and adolescents.
When it comes to adolescent addiction either of a substance or alcoholic beverage, study shows that although consumption of alcoholic beverages is illegal for people under 21 years of age, 10.4 million current drinkers fall between the age 12 to 20. Of this group, nearly half (5.1 million) engage in binge drinking, including 2.3 million who would also be classified as heavy drinkers. Study also shows that when teenagers are exposed to certain substances or alcohol early in life (either because one of their parents is drinking or smoking or because their friend has introduced them or probably because of the power of media), they become more inclined to addiction than those who were exposed at a later age.
Somewhere along the way, something goes wrong with these adolescents either mentally, physically or perhaps even both. The difficult thing is once a teenager gets involved with either drugs or alcohol, any of these consequences could follow: traffic accidents, getting in trouble with the law or even delinquent behavior. Once these occurrences become more frequent, parents better be sensitive enough to figure out what is going on with their child.
For parents, communicating with the child at the first sign of trouble is crucial. When a child starts acting a little differently towards his/her parents, that should serve as a warning sign already. Parents should communicate with the child with utmost care, because when the kid senses a hint of being discovered, it will become more difficult for the kid to open up.
There are about 25 kinds of addiction a teenager or an adolescent could have. A lot of them can actually start at home. Kids at home, when left by themselves, can already start inhaling chemicals in the garage. They can start sniffing common household substances such as adhesives, sealants, or even fabric conditioners, because of their strange aromas. They might even ingest some chemicals as a result of ordinary curiosity or imitation. This is why parents always have to be mindful about what is going on with their kids. Communication will always be the key to a successful and drug-free relationship with the kids.