Knoxville, Tn, (PressExposure) May 09, 2009 -- Studies show that drug abuse is a major public health problem that puts millions of adolescents at increased risk for alcohol-related and drug-related traffic accidents, risky sexual practices, poor academic performance, juvenile delinquency, and developmental problems. Finding the best center for our adolescent child who has started getting hooked on drugs or has already been hooked for a long time is a very important thing that parents should do. Most adolescent addiction treatment is successful even when the addiction is far advanced. Every center or place for rehab have specialized professional services, either exclusively for men or women, for teenagers or adolescents.
Special consideration for adolescent addiction treatment should be taken note of such as: the developmental stage of the teenager, ethnicity and culture, gender and sexual orientation, coexisting mental disorder and family factors. Knowing these things will make the treatment procedure a little bit easier to tackle with.
have professionals and counselors who will be there for the teenager to talk with. Active participation of parents are needed during the process, for the teenager to feel that his family still loves him in spite of what already has happened to him or her. The first step in a teenagerâs recovery is his or her willingness to be sober and be back to the real world. The community should always welcome back such a teenager to make him feel that everything will be okay.
There might be ways on how the community can be a part of a teenagerâs life so that this young people will never acquire an addiction. Schools can offer student assistance programs and counseling on drug abuse. Treatment centers and community-based youth organizations can conduct support groups for children of parents who are addicted to alcohol and drugs. Communities can get involved in organizations that advocate public policies and funding to support substance abuse treatment and recovery programs for both adolescents and teenagers.
Drugs have broken up a lot of families, all over the world. It takes a lot of love in the part of the parents and other family member for the successful treatment and recovery of that particular family member.