When our children are born, we have the highest hopes and dreams for their future lives. We can almost reach out to touch a future that is full of promise. Sometimes, obstacles appear in the road to that shining future, and these challenges can make it seem as though there is little hope. Drug and alcohol addiction is one of those obstacles.
Oregon is a terrific place to live and raise a family, but it is not immune the disease of addiction; the issues affects the teen population in the state. According to the Monitoring the Future Survey, which interviews anonymous teens across the nation, half of our children are exposed to some form of illicit drug before their senior year of high school. Marijuana use is on the rise. Drinking is still a huge problem, with more than 70 percent of school children admitting to using alcohol.
Factors That Affect Addiction Rates in Oregon Teens
Addiction is one of the possible results of the use and abuse of alcohol and drugs, according to Medline Plus, an online publication of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. There are many factors that determine whether an individual teen may be more predisposed to addiction than another, including:
The types of drugs ingested
Emotional and mental factors such as anxiety, major depression or other conditions
The good news is that addiction is completely treatable. If you’ve never faced addiction in your family, however, finding addiction treatment for your Oregon teen can be a little confusing or even daunting. There are several types of treatment available, and determining the needs of your child can be the most important factor to consider. The National Institute on Drug Abuse has stated that the most effective treatments are those which can be tailored to the needs of each patient. There is no single, specific treatment plan that will work for every person afflicted with addiction.
Inpatient or Outpatient Treatment?
Your basic options include inpatient and outpatient treatment, as well as different types of treatments within those sets. The main difference, of course, is the living arrangement. If you choose an inpatient program, your teen will live at the facility. When you select an outpatient program, your child will continue to live with you in Oregon while attending daily activities, counseling sessions a few times each week and group counseling on a regular basis; your teen might also take part in trust-building activities or complementary therapies.
In order to make the decision between inpatient and outpatient services for your teen, ask yourself the following questions:
What type of services does my insurance cover?
How ill is my child? Does he or she require inpatient care?
What are the benefits to the inpatient facilities versus the outpatient programs available?
Does my child have the ability — at this moment — to withstand the temptations for relapse should we decide against inpatient services?
Find Help for Your Oregon Teen Today
Regardless of where you get help for your child, the fact that you are seeking help for your teen is the first, enormous step. Teen Rehab can help you find teen addiction treatment in a gender-specific environment with the experience and compassion necessary to help your child while keeping them on track for the other milestones in their life, such as graduation from high school. Our providers are highly trained and motivated professionals with a dedication to helping your family obtain healing and achieve the goals you have for your future. Please, do not hesitate to contact us so we can help you begin a path to recovery for your teen today.
This help line is for anyone who is looking for treatment for a loved one or themselves. Advisors are standing by 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide private and convenient solutions to your questions.
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