There is a great deal of negative influence over our youth today from the media. It's unfortunate that many of the people that our youth look up to are addicted to drugs or alcohol and therefore serve as terrible examples.
All throughout our nation adolescence is lost in a sea of drugs, alcohol and substance abuse. The need for adolescent drug rehab is probably going to be on the increase as teens become deceived by high-profile figures luring them into a lifestyle of drugs.
If you live in or near Southern California, and need to seek a teen drug rehab center, I encourage you to not waste time. Teensavers provides a 12 step inpatient program with proven long-term success. The sooner you get your teen help, the better.
Just this week my husband and I met with a friend who is now in his fifties and he's a recovering heroin addict. Unfortunately for him the addiction began after being on prescription pain killers for a health problem, and as they say, "one thing leads to another". He now suffers from chronic hepatitis C and his future is not too bright.
It seems that when we're teens we of course think we will live forever and we are in denial about the possibility of having our lives destroyed by drug or alcohol abuse. We've seen our friend go from being a productive individual in our society to a homeless person out on the streets after losing his home, marriage, lively-hood and everything he had worked for up to that point.
Drug abuse is an ugly existence and I pray that if your teen is involved in drug or alcohol abuse that you can get them into a program for recovery! If you do not know how to approach them and fear you may scare them away, you may also want to seek professional intervention. Professional intervention counselors may be able to communicate a message to your teenager that you may not be able to. Ignoring their problem won't bring a resolution, but assistance will. Even if they don't want help, with intervention you can get them into a facility and healed.