A National Directory of Drug Treatment Centers and Alcohol Treatment Centers, Therapists and Specialists. A free, simple directory providing assistance and guidance for those seeking help regarding alcohol addiction, drug addiction, dependency and many other conditions that affect the mind, body and soul.
Call 800-580-9104 to speak with an alcohol or drug abuse counselor.

Teenagers and Drug abuse

Drugs can be defined as chemical substances that can have a therapeutic or non- therapeutic effect on the body of the person who consumes them. Among the population of drug abuser, the rate of teenagers is very high, which is the most concerning part of the drug abuse. Teenagers and drug abuse are closely associated and therefore, it is very necessary to handle the dug abuse in teenagers.

Experimenting with drugs in the adolescence has become common and therefore, the rate of teenagers with drug abuse is increasing at an alarming rate. The drug abuse in teenagers has increased because, teenagers are under the influence that drugs make them feel better and relieve them of their problems. The teenagers fail to understand the consequence of the drug abuse in their future life.

Teenagers fail to understand that regular and over doses of these drugs can make their body dependent on these drugs and can also have fatal and adverse effects on their body. The variety of drugs that the teenagers abuse, legally or illegally are alcohol, tobacco, inhalants, prescribed medicines, marijuana, stimulants, club drugs, steroids, depressants and heroin.

The teenagers, who had a family history of drug abuse or those who are remain depressed or those who are out of the mainstream, are at a greater risk of indulging in drug abuse. Drug abuse in teenagers is also closely associated with school and relationship failure, violence etc. There are different warning signs related to physical, emotional, social, personal changes in the teenagers.

The drug abuse in teenagers needs to be recognized and they need to be treated for the drug abuse. There are various methods available, which can be adopted for treating teenagers with drug abuse. Parents play an important role when it comes to treating teenagers with drug abuse. Parents need talk openly with their teenagers, understand the signs and symptoms of the drug abuse and consult professional to recover their teenagers from drug abuse.

More Treatment & Detox Articles

Driving After Binge Drinking More Common Than Believed

Nearly one in eight binge drinkers say they get behind the wheel and drive within two hours of drinking, U.S. government researchers report. The new research adds a timeline and other new information to what’s known about drinking and driving, said study author Dr. Timothy Naimi, a physician with the alcohol team at the U.S…..

Continue reading

How does narcotics anonymous work?

“Narcotics anonymous” is a non-profit organization, whose members recover from their addiction meeting regularly to share their experiences of recovery with others. In general, the senior members of this organization individually help the new members. Anyone with a desire to give up his or her addiction is free to join this organization. The funds are….

Continue reading

Proposition 5: Policy limits drug abuse

By JIM EGAR In early 2000, I watched as a 45-year-old African-American defendant was led out of court in handcuffs after having been sentenced to prison for possessing a tenth of a gram of cocaine. His wife, mother, employer and attorney asked the judge to send him for mandatory residential drug treatment with drug tests,….

Continue reading

10 Consequences of Cocaine Abuse

cocaine addiction effects and consequences

About Cocaine According to the Center for Substance Abuse Research, cocaine is a highly addictive and a commonly abused illegal drug. Cocaine is a stimulant, and is currently a Schedule II substance. Stimulant drugs heighten a user’s body’s activity, including increasing their energy, alertness, heart rate, and blood pressure. The most commonly used form of….

Continue reading

What Happens in Cocaine Detox?

cocaine abuse help

Cocaine addicts well know how uncomfortable drug withdrawal can be. When detoxing, withdrawal effects come on in full force, an experience that no regular cocaine user wants to face. The truth of the matter is cocaine detox offers the only means for breaking the drug’s hold over the body. There’s no getting around this essential….

Continue reading