Finding Rehab for Your Drug-Using Teen

Parents dread the day that they have to admit that their teen has a drug problem. Some parents pick up the cues straight away while others remain unaware or in denial for a long time. However, every parent that has helped their teen down the road to recovery knows the dreaded feeling of putting their foot down and demanding their teen go to rehab and get help.

Many programs and groups exist to help teens overcome their drug addiction. There are free social service groups or intense rehabilitation programs that are expensive. Your finances and the services provided in your local area will decide how much help you can get for your teen.

The Road to Rehab

Make sure you have a strategy and a plan when it comes to confronting your teen. You may have found evidence of their usage through texts, emails, overheard conversations, or actual drug paraphernalia. Parents who stand their ground and remain firm have a better chance of getting their teen into a rehab program. Don’t provide a way out and don’t give them options. Require that your teen undergo a drug test and require they attend a program for help.

Rehab for Addicted Teens

Alcoholics Anonymous for Teens

AA preaches that you’re never too young to begin your addiction. Many drugĀ abusers and alcoholics began their habits in their early teens. AA is a great resource for teens who are addicted to drugs and/or alcohol.

AA provides an informational pamphlet for addicted teens. You can read it here.

Hospital Rehab Programs for Teens

Many hospitals offer rehab programs for teenagers, and insurance covers many of them. Hospitals may provide:

  • Residential Short-Term Drug Rehab Programs
  • Residential Long-Term Drug Rehab Programs
  • Outpatient Drug Rehab
  • Hospitalization
  • Day Treatment

Drug & Alcohol Testing for Teens

Regular drug testing may or may not be part of your teen’s rehab program. Implementing required drug test for your addicted teen provides much-needed accountability and helps prevent future abuse.

If you suspect your teen is experimenting with drugs or alcohol, we provide accurate and confidential drug testing. Call (816) 800-9699 or contact Test Smartly Labs today. You can make an appointment at any of our 5 Kansas City area locations.

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