Resources Concerning Teen Substance Abuse
Teen substance abuse is a major problem in the United States and all over the world. As a parent, educating yourself about the disease of addiction and how to treat it can make the difference in helping your teen through a difficult time, and into a successful and rewarding way of living.
- Substance Abuse: Armed with information, parents can ensure that their children get help and leave their substance abuse problems behind as they move into adulthood. See Related: Drug Addiction.
- Marijuana Abuse: Marijuana isn’t the most expensive drug on the market, which makes it attractive for teens who don’t have large amounts to spend.
- Heroin Abuse: Learning more about what heroin abuse looks like could help parents to spot the abuse, and step in when their teens begin to experiment.
- Prescription Drug Abuse: Teens in middle to late adolescence seem particularly vulnerable to the lure of prescription drug abuse, and this remains a concern to addiction specialists
- Cocaine Abuse: Cocaine abuse early in life might predispose a teen to addictions later on. By providing the teen with comprehensive help now, this can be prevented.
- Inhalant Abuse: Industrious teens might seek solvents out for a quick high, sniffing and snorting the solvents and their toxic vapors. This is known as inhalant abuse.
- Alcohol Abuse: The age requirement doesn’t seem to stop teens from abusing the deadliest substance of all.
- Spice Abuse:Spice is a synthetic marijuana product that has been legally sold in many places across the country, but has been recently classified as a Schedule I drug.
- LSD Abuse: LSD is a hallucinogen that can cause a “bad trip” and even result in lasting brain damage.
- Valium Abuse: Valium is a prescription drug that is becoming more abused among teen.
- Rohypnol Abuse: A secret Rohypnol abuse issue could be devastating to a teen, and the problem could go on for years before parents are even aware that a problem is in place.
- Suboxone Abuse: Designed to help addiction, when misused Suboxone can lead to horrible side effects.
- Dextromethorphan Abuse: Unlike most over-the-counter meds, dextromethorphan is a substance that is often abused for recreational purposes.
- Crack Cocaine Abuse: Crack is the strongest form of cocaine, almost double the potency – and risk – of regular (powdered) cocaine.
- Opana Abuse: A prescription pain medication known as oxymorphone, marketed under Opana, has become one of the most dangerous drugs sold on the street today.
- Designer Drug Abuse: Any drug that’s made in a laboratory could be considered a designer drug, but the term is often applied only to drugs of abuse.
- Ecstasy Abuse: Studies like this seem to suggest that ecstasy could be so dangerous that teens could lose their lives due to the damage they endure.
- Teen Drug Addiction: Almost every teen in the United States is faced with the decision to use drugs. Some also face addiction.
- Kratom Abuse: When taken in larger doses, kratom acts as a depressant with the same type of effects as heroin. Abuse of this drug can have horrible side effects.
- Bath Salt Abuse:A recent study has found that one chemical used in bath salts can be more damaging to the body than cocaine.
- Xanax Abuse: Xanax can be an appealing drug of abuse due to its pharmacological makeup.
- Ativan Addiction: Ativan is a medication has been associated with profound sedation and relaxation.
- Adderall Abuse: Adderall is a powerful prescription drug, one that is often abused by teens and young adults.
- Ambien Abuse: One of most potent and commonly prescribed sleep aids is Ambien, or zolpidem.
- Morphine Addiction: Morphine is a strongly addictive painkiller that should not be use without a doctor’s supervision.
- Molly Abuse: Typically used by teens and young adults at clubs, dance parties and other social events, Molly has been in steady use for decades.
Resources Concerning Co-Occurring Disorders in Teens
Co-Occurring disorders are conditions in which a teen suffers from two illnesses simultaneously; usually a mental illness coupled with alcoholism or addiction. While difficult to manage, these conditions are treatable with a comprehensive program catered to your teen’s individual needs.
- Co-Occurring Disorders: Teens who have co-occurring disorders alongside drug addictions are in need of comprehensive treatment in order to live freely.
- Disruptive Behavior Disorder: Disruptive behavior disorders typically manifest early in life, and they’re often diagnosed before a child reaches 8 years of age.
- Comorbidity and Addiction: Teens with addiction issues may have an underlying mental illness.
- Dual Diagnosis Treatment: Teens described as having a “dual diagnosis” or a “co-occurring illness,” can get better, but they might need specialized programs made just for them.
- Depression: This article will explore the links between depression and addiction in teens, and provide parents with information on how to treat them both.
- ADHD: For teens with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the transition from distracted, impulsive, and squirmy children never fully arrives.
- OCD: An obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is characterized by a cycle: An intrusive thought enters the mind, a ritual makes the thought go away.
- Anxiety Disorders: People who have anxiety disorders may feel some type of nervousness or alertness at all times, even when they’re not facing any kind of threat at all.
- Borderline Personality Disorder: Some teens develop BPD, and those who do are at high risk for substance abuse and/or addiction, along with other serious complications.
- Schizophrenia: It’s not clear why schizophrenia and adolescence seem to blend, but it’s quite possible that drug abuse and addiction play some sort of role.
- Bipolar Disorder: Bipolar Disorder is treatable, but without help, teens who have this disease are at a greater risk of developing substance abuse and addiction issues.
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder: According to the Mayo Clinic, symptoms of ODD typically appear before a child reaches 8 years old, and the signs tend to increase in severity.
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder:Those who do develop PTSD find it hard to escape the memory of the event. They might jump or startle easily
- Male Eating Disorders: Teen male eating disorders are often accompanied by a side of substance abuse.
- Antisocial Personality Disorder: Teens with antisocial personality disorder, or APD, often had conduct disorders when they were younger.
- Adjustment Disorder: Teens with adjustment disorders have symptoms that go far beyond those experienced by others dealing with the same situations.
- Behavioral Problems: While behavioral problems in teens might be confusing or even distressing, there are some things parents can do to help turn the tide.
- Phobias and Substance Abuse: Specific and Social phobias may drive teens to escape in substances.
- Sleeping Disorders and Substance Abuse: Substance Abuse can harm the natural sleep cycle of a teen.
Resources Concerning Teen Treatment Options
There is a myriad of choices when it comes to treating teen drug/acohol addiction and co-occurring disorders. Treatment options today are much different than they were even 5 years ago. Muir Wood offers the latest in individualized care for teen boys that caters to their needs in a comprehensive and and holistic manner.
- Drug Rehab: This article will outline some of the major tenets of an adolescent drug rehab program. For more information on teen drug rehab, please call us.
- Alcohol Rehab: Alcohol rehab programs are customizable, ensuring that teens have access to the help they’ll need for their individual problems.
- Life Skills: If your son needs life skills coaching, we can also help. At Muir Wood, we provide help for adolescent boys who have mental illnesses, addictions or both.
- Intervention: An intervention could be as simple as one parent talking openly to a child about addiction, and asking that child to stop using drugs or alcohol.
- Marijuana Rehab: Marijuana is the most commonly abused drug among teens, and the most treatable.
- Teen Health: As teens grow their bodies and minds change. We can help these rough transitions.
- Treatment Therapy: This article is designed to answer common questions parents might have about mental health treatments for adolescents.
- Aftercare: By participating in aftercare, teens are providing themselves with the opportunity to jump on a recurrence and stop it, before it’s too late.
- Prescription Drug Rehab: Treatment for the addiction that begins in your medicine cabinet.
- Issues at School: There are all sorts of barriers that can stand between a teen and academic success.