Survey Finds First-Time Teen Alcohol & Drug Abuse Increases in Summer Months
Teen alcohol & drug abuse treatment can help your teen to overcome their addiction.
A recent survey has found that more teens abuse alcohol and drugs for the first time during the summer than in any other time of the year. Teens are more likely to drink, smoke cigarettes, or try drugs when they are on summer break with the peak of these first time user situations occurring during June and July.
Estimates have found that more than 11,000 teens try alcohol on an average day in June or July versus an estimated 6,000 during other months of the year. Similar statistics are also true for drug abuse during the summer months versus the remainder of the year. But why?
What Makes Teens Susceptible to Drug or Alcohol Abuse in the Summer?
The increase in first time drug or alcohol abuse that takes place in the summer months is likely due to the additional free time that teens have during these months paired with a reduction in adult supervision that typically takes place over the summertime. So what can parents do to reduce their child’s risk of using alcohol or drugs for the first time or any time for that matter?
Adult supervision is the best way to ensure that teens don’t have access to substances such as cigarettes, alcohol or drugs but as all parents know, it is not possible to watch a teen 24/7. As a result, teens are often left with a substantial amount of free time in which they are not supervised. Another way that parents can prevent or at least reduce the risk of their teen using dangerous substances is to educate them of the dangers of drug or alcohol abuse.
Teens who are on break, have fewer responsibilities and lack adult supervision are likely to fall victim to their own temptation to find out what a drug or drink is like and there is often an increased risk of peer pressure during these months. Summertime is meant to be a fun time but when alcohol and drugs come into play, this time of year can become very dangerous for a teen who decides to abuse these substances for the first time.
If you know a teen that needs help or if you are a parent who has a teen that is already abusing substances such as drugs or alcohol, contact Rehab Centers to speak with a qualified counselor about the help options that are available to you. Call our helpline at 800-481-6320 to speak with a counselor today.
With so many types of treatment programs, it is possible for anybody with a drug or alcohol addiction to get the help they need. Those who are unable to make progress on their own should realize that professional help is never more than a call away. While some people are familiar with the finer details….
If maintaining sobriety was easy, don’t you think everyone would do it? Unfortunately, assuring your lasting recovery from addiction is not always as easy as we would like it to be but with hard work and dedication, armed with the tools and education you gained in drug rehab, you can make a lasting recovery from….
Local alcohol treatment centers will help you recover if you are dependent on or addicted to alcohol and cannot control your use of it. For many people, alcohol is something they enjoy on occasion, or they are in control of their alcohol use. If you feel that you may have a problem with alcohol, it….
According to SAMHSA, “Recovery is built on access to evidence-based clinical treatment and recovery support services for all populations.” Because of its ability to provide you with these benefits, an addiction treatment program can actually change your life. We can help you find the best treatment for your needs. Call toll free to find help….
Every treatment center is different but in most cases they all have many similarities. Your treatment will vary according to your own individual needs and the type of addiction that you suffer from but otherwise knowing what to expect at a treatment center is pretty standard. Here’s a look at what you can expect when….
There can be a lot of debate about whether it is better to seek a drug rehab center that is close to home or find one that is a substantial distance away. For every facility that claims it should be the former, you can find one that promotes the latter. In reality, they’re both right….
Petting a dog or cat or spending time with your pets can reduce your blood pressure According to the Mayo Clinic, pet therapy benefits a variety of conditions, including drug addiction. More and more therapy centers are allowing both personal pets and therapy animals into their facilities to help their patients recover. Recent research indicates….
Of all the known addictive substances, alcohol remains the most accepted in terms of the place it holds within American society’s customs and norms. For many struggling with alcohol abuse problems, what started out as a casual, commonplace indulgence morphed into an out-of-control behavior that slowly took over their lives. The type of help available….
There are many different types of holistic rehab treatments and programs that give patients another layer to their addiction recovery. Christian drug rehab is one of these, and while it isn’t the right match for every patient, a program like this can be incredibly beneficial to certain individuals in helping them overcome their addictions. We….
Drug rehab programs differ in many ways in terms of length of stay, treatment approach and level or intensity of treatment. While most all programs work to accomplish the same ends, “cookie-cutter” approaches to drug rehab can’t address the range of needs individuals bring to the treatment process. The 28 day drug rehab model provides….