Teen Substance Use Treatment Prevents Adult Problems
The adolescent years can be emotionally rough, and almost all teens face pressure from friends to drink and use drugs. Too many of them make substance abuse
a regular activity and engage in negative and harmful behaviors. It is important to start treatment as soon as behavior problems arise because they will otherwise multiply the likelihood of future problems with addiction
Tarzana Treatment Centers provides vital youth substance use and mental health services
so teens can get a better start on life. The combination of individual and group substance abuse therapy, along with family therapy, helps them to learn new coping mechanisms. Our Youth Services staff is trained to work with teens, and they only work with teens.
All teens deal with a rollercoaster of emotions and most of them work through the process, as awkward as that may get at times. Alcohol
and other drug abuse
usually begin with an inability to cope with emotions. Whether teens begin abusing substances based on genetics or environment is debatable, but the fact remains that the consequences are the same. Brain development is effected by alcohol and other drug use, accidents happen, and most alcoholics and addicts partied heavily in their teen years.
Parents approach the issue of teen substance use in the home with various solutions. Some allow drinking only in the home, and others forbid it completely. Most parents really don’t know the most effective way to deal with teen behavior problems. A calm and loving discussion is usually the best way to start, though. You can decide after that if a treatment assessment is necessary.
However you handle it in your home, Tarzana Treatment Centers would rather help your teen before adulthood rather than when addiction has set in. Our Medication Assisted Treatment services, including Vivitrol
, are helping a lot of adults battle alcoholism and addiction. But some of them have suffered multiple relapses before these treatments. It’s better to avoid that fight and start treatment early.
We can help to foster communication in the family and rebuild relationships. We help you and your child to discover problems and work through them. This guidance leads teens to understand that processing emotions is better than escaping from them with alcohol or other drugs.
Please contact us today for more information.
Telemedicine services are also available with online medical care, online mental health treatment, and online alcohol and drug treatment.
Southern California Locations for Alcohol and Drug Treatment
Tarzana Treatment Centers has locations all over Southern California
in Los Angeles County. Other than our central location in Tarzana, we have facilities in Lancaster in the Antelope Valley, Long Beach, and in Northridge and Reseda in the San Fernando Valley.