Many schools have winter or spring breaks this time of year. For many people, such vacations are synonymous with heavy partying, including heavy drug and alcohol consumption.
It seems like every year, we hear about the consequences of such heavy partying. People who die of alcohol poisoning and drug overdoses. People who are injured or even killed due to alcohol- or drug-related accidents. People who are sexually assaulted because they were intoxicated.
Of course, spring break isn’t the only time teens and young adults abuse drugs and alcohol. People in these age groups often consume these substances at high school and college parties.
They also become dependent and addicted to such substances. So much so that there is even specialized rehab to treat teens and young people who are struggling with substance abuse. They might seek help in centers devoted exclusively to these age groups or participate in programs geared for teens and young adults.
People might argue that these centers and programs are not necessary, that addiction is addiction. But rehab for teens and young adults addresses their unique circumstances. This rehab might address:
- Family concerns. Teens often live with parents, siblings, grandparents, or other relatives, so teen rehab helps teens explore their relationships with their family members.
- Social concerns. Teens and young adults are exploring relationships with their friends and significant others, so rehab can help teens find ways to spend time with these people without using drugs and alcohol.
- Educational concerns. Teens and young adults often attend school and rehabs might acknowledge this.
- Medical concerns. Teens and young adults still might be growing physically. Their brains are definitely still maturing, since some studies speculate that a person’s brain doesn’t fully mature until he or she is twenty-four years old. Teen rehab acknowledges that teens still have to grow up in different ways.
Teen rehab is just one of the many types of specialized rehab that can help people address and treat their substance abuse.
Sunshine Behavioral Health strives to help people who are facing substance abuse, addiction, mental health disorders, or a combination of these conditions. It does this by providing compassionate care and evidence-based content that addresses health, treatment, and recovery.
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