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Drug Rehab for Teens

Half of all mental health issues start before the age of 14. Get your teen or adolescent the help they need before it becomes a problem at our teen rehab in Los Angeles. Give us a call to learn more about our co-ed, after school program. 

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Introduction to Teenagers and Addiction

Getting down to the root of a person’s problem is what a lot of therapists and psychologists spend their time doing. Treatment for mental health disorders or addictions requires uncovering and understanding how a problem came to be. Uncovering the root of the problem in addiction is essentially figuring out where, when, and how the problem started. The question that we ask in therapy for addiction is, “when did you start abusing substances?” and this helps us get down to the “why” behind the addiction. Half of all new drug users are under the age of 18, therefore, half of the time the battle with addiction begins in teens. 

Adolescence and teenage years are categorized by major physical, behavioral, and emotional changes. The difficult nature of addiction is that it majorly affects a person’s brain, therefore it has an immense impact on its development. A teenage brain is still developing, therefore abusing drugs and alcohol as a teen is extremely serious and it can affect a person for the rest of their lives. 

A brain does not reach its full maturity until a person’s mid-20s, and the areas of the brain that contribute to a person’s decision-making, problem-solving and behavioral skills are all under-developed in our teenage years. Therefore, taking drugs and forming an addiction during these impressionable years can be detrimental to a person’s ability to fully develop in these areas later in life.

Teens are also more likely to take risks without understanding the consequences of their actions, therefore it is common for people to develop an addiction at a younger age where they do not have a good grasp on how this can affect themselves and the people around them. Common reasons that teenagers become addicted to drugs or alcohol include curiosity, peer pressure, stress, emotional struggles, and the need to escape from their realities. It is common that teenagers experience struggles and don’t know how to handle them. They get drawn into the wrong crowd, and they can be convinced that drugs can be the answer to all their problems. The difference between teenage and adult addiction is that teens do not normally think about the long-term ramification of these actions. It is hard for teenagers to look further ahead and see the bigger picture, and drugs can seem like an easy out for them. 

There are signs that parents or guardians should look for in a teenager that indicate that they may be experimenting with drugs and developing an addiction. Some common signs of teenage drug abuse include sudden changes in behavior such as loss of interest in activities, poor hygiene, unusual tiredness, change in appetite, bloodshot eyes, staying out later than usual, secretive behavior, avoiding eye contact, a change in grades at school, a change in personal appearance, and hanging out with a different crowd of people or hanging out with no people at all. When your teenager’s behavior suddenly shifts, it is important to talk to them or keep a closer eye on them. There are also right and wrong ways for parents and adults to intervene; however, getting involved and starting a conversation is necessary if you suspect drugs are being used. 

Additionally, as a parent or guardian, it is critical to not overreact if you find out your child is abusing drugs or alcohol. Overreacting may prevent a teen from opening up about their experience, and it could get in the way of their recovery. Teens need to know that they have a support system that they can trust and rely on. Abusing drugs at a young age puts teenagers in a vulnerable state, and they need to know that you are there to help them and that there are treatment facilities and resources out there to help them work through these problems successfully. 

Thrive Treatment is a drug rehab center for teens that offers them the resources and support they need to stop abusing drugs and alcohol. Our mission at Thrive is to help our clients establish healthy behaviors and relationships that bring about lasting sobriety and long-term happiness. 

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What Are Drug Rehabs for Teens?

Teenagers suffering from addiction need to understand the long-term implications that drug abuse can have on their lives. A lot of the time, drugs and alcohol can seem like an easy fix to some of the problems that teenagers are facing, but teens are not thinking about the long-term consequences of these actions.

Teen drug rehab is essential for teenagers who are abusing drugs or alcohol. Teenagers are very impressionable, and they need to understand the implications of their behavior. It can be difficult to convince a teen that they are wrong, and sometimes, parents may seem like the enemy. Offering help to your teenager by sending them to drug rehab for teens can change their lives forever.

At our teen treatment center, our goal is to provide comprehensive therapeutic and educational services to teens and adolescents who are struggling with addiction. Our dedicated staff is trained to work with teens and take an approach that has a meaningful impact on a struggling adolescent. Sober living in Los Angeles is made possible at Thrive Treatment through our dedicated team of therapists, psychologists, and medical professionals. We want teenagers to know that there is another way and that they have a bright, drug-free future ahead. 

Why Send Your Child to a Teen Drug Rehab Facility?

As teenagers, we are at a fragile and impressionable stage of life that in many ways shapes our futures. Even if we do not realize it, the information we retain, the behaviors we develop, and the way we think are all shaped in our earlier years. If you are abusing drugs as a teenager, there will be a lasting impact on your brain development for the remainder of your life. 

Sending a teen to a drug rehab facility is essential because it helps your teen understand the long-term implications of their behavior. Addiction is a very slippery slope, and it affects people for multiple reasons. Rehab for teens is incredibly vital because it allows teenagers to see what they are doing to themselves and their futures. Teenagers deserve the opportunity to turn their lives around and avoid a life-long battle with something that could have been prevented earlier on.

How Our Drug Rehab for Teens Can Help Your Child

As a parent or guardian, watching your child suffer is one of the worst possible feelings. Know that you are not alone, and by wanting to help your child, you are doing the right thing. Children can be resistant, in denial, and they can say things that they do not mean. It is all part of our development, and it is important that as the parent you are not the enemy if you decide to get your child help.

Thrive Treatment provides supportive services where families and their loved ones can achieve and sustain long-term individual and family unit recovery. We want teenagers to understand how their behaviors are affecting their lives and how you care to get them the help that they need. By attending a teen drug rehab, your child will gain a deeper understanding of their addiction and learn how to go about solving life’s problems using healthier methods that do not involve drugs or alcohol. Offering your children the help they need is the best thing you could do for your child. 

We Work with Most Insurance

At Thrive Treatment℠ we accept most private insurance plans and we are in network with Cigna, MHN Health Net, First Health, and Anthem Blue Cross.  Additional payment options are available so don’t hesitate to give us a call so we can get you the help that you need.

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