by Teen Drug Abuse Staff
Teen substance abuse effects the family unit as teens become more hostile, and their decision-making becomes greatly impaired. Teens finding themselves using drugs or alcohol find that their familial relationships greatly suffer. They set bad examples for any younger siblings and create much more hostility to the family as a whole. Teen drug abuse shouldn’t be tolerated by parents of troubled or violent teens and appropriate help for their teens depending on depth of the problems should be made.
There are are many options for parents who have a child involved with teen substance abuse. Either enrolment into a specialty boarding school or residential treatment center or a short-term drug detox hospital followed by the aforementioned options. Fortunately as a troubled teenager there is still a great deal of hope if parents are able to get the troubled teen the appropriate intervention. This will require a strong determination for the parent of a troubled teen not to waiver under the teens desires or promises to quit his or her drug and/or alcohol use. It may be prudent to seek out information about helping your troubled teen get the professional help they need for their drug and or alcohol abuse.