Boca Raton, Florida (PressExposure) May 10, 2011 -- During the summer, teens do not have the obligations of school work and rising early for classes. According to Dee Cohen, a licensed social worker who writes at Drug And Alcohol Rehab Info, "One of the concerns I receive by e-mail from worried parents concern their fears of drug or alcohol use increasing during the summer months with their teens out of school." Because the economy is tight, it may also be difficult for teens to find jobs, giving them more free time than in the past.
At her blog, in addition to articles, there are a number of comments from teen and college students about the effects of marijuana as well as ecstasy.
Dee Cohen observed, "Some teens have been able to avoid some risks of drug experimentation by hearing the first accounts of others that are their own age. This often is much more powerful for them than advice from parents or relatives."
In addition to the articles on marijuana use and ecstasy, their are a number of articles that discuss alcoholism, cocaine, prescription pain pill abuse and energy drinks. At http://www.drug-and-alcohol-rehab-info.com/addiction/ there are also discussions on the alcoholic personality, state rehab programs,drug testing and dealing with peer pressure.
Because teen drinking is also illegal being under twenty one years of age, this can bring up legal issues of court as well as probation. There can be consequences for college, internships and one's future career. Teens may not know who to turn to because their friends who they usually turn to for support are themselves involved in experimentation. The commenting feature on the blog enables people to reply to others' experiences and write about their own as well.
Cohen discusses a variety of approaches and comments often that one treatment approach isn't right for each individual. Having options about individual or group meetins as well as outpatient or inpatient approaches is important. Also, there are some individuals that do not find the alcohol or narcotics anonymous philosophy useful and she discusses alternatives. She does not work for a rehab facility and the blog is unlike some websites on the net that have articles which guide people to their own facility.