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Will an Intervention Help my Teen into Drug Rehab?

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An intervention can help get your teen the treatment they need.

Parents well know how the physical changes characteristic of the teenage years affect their teens from day to day. For many teens, making this transition from childhood to adulthood can feel like walking a tightrope with no safety net in tow.

Today’s teenagers contend with issues and pressures unlike any faced by previous generations. Unfortunately, many of them have opted to turn to drugs as a way of coping with daily life. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, in 2013, an estimated 18 percent of eighth graders used marijuana in the previous month with another 15 percent of high school seniors abusing prescription drugs.

Teens caught up in substance abuse and addiction, more oftentimes than not, require the type of structure and guidance drug rehab can provide. In many cases, the challenge lies in getting a teen to agree to get needed treatment help.

Intervention approaches provide parents with a preplanned strategy for helping teens see the need for drug rehab.

Choosing vs. Being Forced into Drug Rehab

The developmental stages teens go through make it difficult for them to establish any sense of self in the midst of their daily lives. Add the effects of drugs to the mix, and teens can easily get lost in the addiction cycle.

An intervention gives a teen the opportunity to choose drug rehab by clearly communicating the effects drugs have had in his or her life. Without an intervention, teens are left to spin out of control and possibly end up in a situation that forces them to enter drug rehab treatment.

Purpose for an Intervention

An intervention involves a preplanned meeting where the people closest to your teen communicate how the teen’s behavior has negatively affected each of their lives. Intervention participants may include:

  • Family
  • Friends
  • Teachers
  • Counselors
  • Clergy

In the event your teen still refuses to get treatment, each participant assigns a consequence for the teen’s choice. For example, a friend may refuse to hang out with your teen until he or she gets help, while parents may ground or restrict the teen’s daily activities.

Benefits of an Intervention

Whether teen or adult, alcohol and drugs impair a person’s perceptions making it all but impossible for him or her to make sound, reasonable judgments. In many cases, an intervention can break through a teen’s denial about their situation and make it easier for him or her to get needed drug rehab help.

Waiting until a teen is ready to enter drug rehab can be a recipe for disaster. Doing so may lead to your teen getting arrested, getting in a car accident or being suspended from school.

Getting Help

An intervention takes a great deal of planning and organization. When poorly done, an intervention can actually make things worse making drug rehab the last choice a teen will make.

It’s always a good idea to consult with an intervention specialist beforehand, or even have the specialist orchestrate the intervention meeting. As getting your teen into drug rehab is the primary objective for the meeting, ensuring an intervention is done right can go a long way towards seeing a positive end result.

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