The dawn of a new year tends to bring a surge in adolescent alcohol
and drug abuse
. The obvious reason is that most teens experience a major change in environment when they return to school after an extended period of free time. This can cause problems with brain development
and grades, so it is important to consider youth alcohol and drug treatment
at the first sign of abuse.
We all know that drug and alcohol abuse
are, in general, symptoms of other issues. Education can often help teens to understand that substance abuse is not the solution to problems. But when a pattern begins to develop alcohol and drug treatment
should include more.
For adolescents who need more than addiction counseling services, family services
and psychological professionals should be available to ensure comprehensive treatment. If teens do not receive the treatment they need when they seek it, they will surely return to substance abuse as an answer when issues resurface.
Many teens in alcohol and drug treatment also suffer medical conditions, including HIV. So the presence of HIV services
and primary medical care
in treatment provide a continuum of care under one roof. This provides ease-of-access that promotes stress reduction and improves teens’ chances of long term recovery.
For Native American teens, alcohol and methamphetamine abuse continues to be a major problem. Providing access to traditional ceremonies is very helpful for their spiritual recovery. The simple addition of medicine wheel and talking circles can enhance recovery.
Teens need special care available to them when they seek alcohol and drug treatment
. If they don’t get the treatment they need alcohol or drug abuse
starts, they are likely to struggle with alcoholism
or drug addiction
in adulthood. So treatment should come from a provider that can offer all services.
Tarzana Treatment Centers in Los Angeles
provides mental health treatment
, primary medical care, Native American services
, and HIV services as part of our commitment to integrated behavioral healthcare
in alcohol and drug treatment. If you or a loved one needs help with alcohol dependence or drug addiction, please call us now at 800-996-1051 or contact us here
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.