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TEENS IN TREATMENT SERIES (2 Programs)
The TEENS IN TREATMENT series consists of two 30-minute programs - THE WARNING SIGNS OF ADDICTION and LIFE BEYOND GETTING HIGH.
THE WARNING SIGNS OF ADDICTION
So Who Becomes Addicted? Most people don't understand why or how someone can become addicted to drugs or alcohol or any other substance that completely dominates their life. This series takes an in-depth look at teen addiction and provides a personal connection with those in recovery, the steps to recovery and an honest look at substance abuse.
Teenagers all go through traumatic experiences and symptoms of depression. In many cases they don't have the resources to deal with their problems. Many times they turn to drugs as a solution or as a coping mechanism if they feel they can’t deal with a problem on their own. This often leads to a path of addiction. This program discusses the traits that can be found in an addictive personality, the warning signs and the attraction to try drugs. It takes a look at what can take a seemingly normal teen down the road of addiction and the intense process of treatment and recovery. Some of the most common paths to addiction include; the desire to belong, to be accepted, to be popular, boredom, depression, low self esteem, peer pressure from social expectation and taking prescription medication that turns to dependency. Also addresses the physical, mental and behavioral effects of drug abuse and the effective treatment options. Features clinical addiction psychologists, mental health and teen drug abuse experts.
What is addiction?
Who gets addicted?
The addictive personality
The 14 most common paths to addiction
Why teens start using drugs
The warning signs
LIFE BEYOND GETTING HIGH
Rehab or treatment for addiction begins with the desire to stop using drugs or alcohol and choose a clean and sober life. For many teens, this may seem like an impossible task especially when their life seems to have lost all meaning. Nearly all addicted teens think they can stop using on their own and most try to stop without treatment. Although many are successful, many continue down the path of addiction and on the road of substance dependence. Understanding that addiction has a fundamental biological component may help explain the difficulty in abstinence without treatment.
Many teens in addition to having problems with drugs or alcohol also have problems with depression, anxiety, school phobia and panic attacks. Because they start using drugs at a young age, they don't develop the normal social skills needed to enter adulthood. They have very little discipline because they've never been shown or cultivated those habits.
At first teens think using drugs or alcohol helps them fit in and can relieve stress either at home or at school. However, they soon realize it doesn’t fix anything and their problems keep coming back and often get worse. This program teaches teens that living a life of addiction is one that can be changed. Personal accomplishments can be achieved and a healthy successful life, without dependence on drugs or alcohol is possible.
What is recovery or rehab?
Why recovery works
The steps of recovery
The multi-systemic approach
Life after treatment
*NOTE: Closed Caption available upon request - additional charge.