Teen drug abuse is something no parent wants to face yet it is something parents do prepare themselves for somewhat through education. The best way to prevent your teen from testing or trying out various drugs is through preventative measures and this begins with talking to your son or daughter about teen drug abuse.
Methamphetamine abuse is on the rise. While it initially seemed to be the drug of choice for the age group of 35-40 and seen rampantly among white males, it has now started to strike the younger generation. This is a scary drug to face as parents because with the one hit and your addicted type of stigma attached, it is a drug parents aren't prepared to face.
Still, crystal meth isn't the only drug teens abuse. Cocaine, marijuana, crack, heroine, and other drugs are readily available in inner cities. However, the drugs of choice for teenagers tend to remain around prescription drugs as well as pot or marijuana. Fortunately, meth isn't the drug of choice in most areas today but it is on the rise and when it does finally arrive, teen drug abuse will take on a very different look.
To prevent drug abuse, parents must take a very proactive approach. Education is crucial in schools and at home. Parents must be aware of their children. They need to know what their children are doing at all times and who their friends are. It is also important to read everything you can, as a parent, to help you stay on top of the most up-to-date information about drug abuse. In doing so, you may save yourself and most importantly, your teen.
Drug abuse is serious business and it is something no parent wants or should have to face. However, if parents do not remain as active participants in their children's lives, drugs may surface at any time.
#DrugAbuse and #BootCamps
We do not recommend a Boot Camp if teen has been doing serious drug use. Boot Camps would be appropriate for a kid that may have used some tobacco and alcohol. While a boot camp can be a good wake up call, some of these teens may have serious health issues. Putting them in an environment where there can be strenuous activity with kids detoxing is not recommended. May want to consider #RTC, #TherapeuticBoardingSchool or #Outpatient care.