The teen years can be a very fun time of life. Some teens sail through these years without any difficulty and they enjoy being young and having experiences that are new and exciting. Most will learn to drive and then they will have the arduous task of proving to Mom and Dad that they can be trusted with the family car. Friendships develop and usually dating begins. School dances, first dates, learning to drive, and lots of homework can be much of the life of a teen. But there are other parts of being at this stage of life that can be very difficult for teens. Some struggle with their identity; they are not sure where they fit in or which direction they want to go. Those teens who decide that they want to fit in with a certain crowd may do whatever is required of them to be a part of this group. They may feel that this is the only group that will accept them. If this particular group happens to be experimenting with drugs and alcohol, many times this will start a very naïve kid to begin a life that can be very addicting and very dangerous. Teen drug addiction can be started rather innocently before the teenager realizes that he has become addicted. Being addicted to drugs and alcohol can be a downward spiral that can lead to getting into trouble with the law or even to suicide.
Many times parents may not even realize that their teenager is in trouble until it has become a real problem. Some teenagers are very good at masking the difficulties that they are going through. When a child becomes addicted to drugs or alcohol they may start stealing in order to get money for the drugs that they are needing. They usually realize at a certain point that they are addicted to the drugs and that it is no longer something that they have a choice about doing. Parents will be wise to monitor their teen and to find out exactly what is going on with them. Those who turn a blind eye and just assume it’s a “phase” that they are going through may learn to regret that they didn’t take action to find out what was going on. Drug addiction counseling may be what their teen needs and the sooner they realize that and do something about it, the more likely they are to get the help that they need in time to make a difference. Don’t delay getting help for your teen. Even though they may be resistant to it, you may need to almost physically take them for interventional help. You could literally be saving their life, and that is how you have to look at it.
The good people at C.A.R.E.S. heart transformation program will be able to help you. Give them a call and let them explain their program to you and then you will know if it is a fit for your child. With their Christian way of helping your child, they are able to change the heart of your child so that the change comes from within. This internal change makes the difference that will change their life back to being a happy and loving teenager once more.