Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Teen Drug Addiction


As Thanksgiving approaches, I am thankful that my friend's son will be home to share it with her.

Drug addiction is a disease that can take over someone’s life at any moment. Often this addiction begins at a young age and can wreak havoc on not only the drug addicted person, but their family as well. The causes and effects of a drug addicted teen often are very different than those of and adult. One of my very dear friend’s, teenage son, has been battling to get his life back for the past two years. He has been unable to kick his addiction on his own, so he has had to enter a drug abuse rehab on many occasions.

The Birmingham rehab center seems to have been able to help him to get back on track. They were able to detox him, and set him up in a system that fulfilled his needs; one of them was helping him to earn his GED. Their treatment is designed to help teens and their families begin to mend the damage that the drug addiction has caused. It is structured, yet monitored, and teens are challenged and stimulated in ways to help them to regain their self-esteem and help them to become responsible, productive human beings, while enjoying their lives in a clean and healthy way. Drug addicted teen’s need much guidance and support and they will need continued long term care and monitoring in order to remain strong and sober.

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