Considering rehab for your teen?January 3, 2012 0 Comments
The year 2012 marks a place in history where teenagers have more access to the digital world than ever before. With the explosion of social media, teenagers find themselves in the midst of making moral and ethical decisions just by pressing SEND.
Unfortunately, with this type of accessibility, teenagers are more often than not confronted with tougher than ever pressure from their peers to become involved in high risk behaviors. Behaviors which include high risks of using and even selling or distributing drugs and alcohol have become a widespread concern.
If you are considering rehab for your teen, there are some hard realities that you as a parent will most likely face. A plan of care will not work if your teen is not on board to receive the help that is being offered. This is one of the hardest truths about rehabilitation. Rehabilitation means to restore. Your teen must want to restore some normality to his life and if he is an unwilling participant in his plan of care for rehabilitation, then any of these options becomes moot.
As parents we want to help fix the problem and often desperately want to help our children, no matter what the cost. But a lifetime of rehab will not work if your teen is not wanting a real change in his life. Parents may go through a lot of heartache as they plead with their teen to get help. Help cannot be forced, your teen must want it, really want it.
~Rehab for Teens