Is Rehab for Drug Addicts the Only Solution?
But who is an addict and who isn’t?
There are some people using drugs who do them only occasionally and can easily stop and start. They might not need drug rehab. For drug addicts – frequent users who really can’t stop no matter what the situation – there really is no other choice. They need professional help.
What are the drug abuse symptoms that indicate someone needs drug rehab?
- They won’t stop even when they know it’s really harming them, upsetting family members, friends, their job, their finances – whatever. The drugs come first.
- When they say they’ll quit, they don’t. It isn’t that they don’t want to, but they can’t.
- They use drugs frequently, not just occasionally. Someone who uses drugs once a month, for example, can probably stop without rehab.
- When they stop taking the drugs, they go through withdrawal symptoms. They get physically ill, are anxious, have trouble sleeping, or staying awake. Whatever the symptoms are, the person feels like they need to take more of the drug. So, if you see symptoms like this in someone you care about, drugs have to be suspected. And if they’re getting those kinds of symptoms, chances are they’re into them pretty heavy.
- They’re taking drugs more frequently, and crave them.
- They try to quit on their own, but can’t do it.
- They’re getting withdrawn from family and friends, and just act different than they used to.
- When they stop taking the drugs, they go through withdrawal symptoms. They get physically ill, are anxious, have trouble sleeping, or staying awake. Whatever the symptoms are, the person feels like they need to take more of the drug. So, if you see symptoms like this in someone you care about, drugs have to be suspected.
If you’re dealing with someone who has any of these problems, they need help.
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Can Teens Also Do Drug Rehab?
Absolutely. In fact, if a teen is taking drugs it’s very important to get help for them as soon as possible. A teen drug rehab facility can help sort them out.
Teens are even more vulnerable to the problems connected with drugs, and because they’re young and inexperienced in life, they have a hard time dealing with it. So, they get into more trouble.
What kind of trouble do teens taking drugs get into?
- They tend to have unprotected sex, and have sex with people they wouldn’t have sex with if they hadn’t been high.
- The incidence of teen rape goes up.
- They take other risks they wouldn’t take if they weren’t high and, consequently, have more accidents.
- Because they don’t understand much about drugs, they’ll take more than one drug at the same time – and sometimes those drugs can interact with each other and cause dangerous side effects or overdose.
- Their school work, their extra-curricular activities, their relationships with family and friends can all change drastically.
These are serious things to worry about.
The sooner a teen gets into drug rehab, the sooner you can stop worrying.
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More Teens Drug Abuse Facts
There is so much temptation out there for teens that even ‘good’ kids, who you would never suspect would take drugs, are using them.
- By Grade 12, nearly 50 percent of students have taken illegal drugs
- 70 percent drank alcohol
- 40 percent smoked marijuana
- 10 percent used methamphetamine, amphetamines, and prescription drugs stimulants
- 10 percent also used prescription painkillers like OxyContin, hydrocodone, percoset, and so on
- 7 percent used prescription tranquilizers and sedatives
- 5 percent used cocaine or inhalants
But the problem doesn’t start in high school.
- 36 percent of teens have drank alcohol by Grade 8, and
- 21 percent of kids in Grade 8 have taken illegal drugs.
Do you have children, a spouse, parents, siblings, or other relatives or friends who you think might need drug rehab?
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