Alcoholism and drug addiction are a dangerous issue that the youth of today are facing. They are prone to such negative social conditioning and peer pressure in their growing ages of their life. This article today helps you to gain an (insight into) teen attitudes towards drugs and alcohol and will help you to combat this effectively.
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Teens and Alcohol and substance abuse
Though teens indulge in alcohol and recreational drug usage thinking that it’s fun and without knowing how serious it’s consequences can be, the use of alcohol and most of the time, overusing alcohol can be harmful for the teens. It might cause a temporary high but it eventually causes addiction in them.
What is more harmful than this is the usage of drugs and the substance abuse. These are predominantly psychoactive drugs. This alters the way they think, and behave. It affects their routine, learning capabilities and this will be a great hinderance for an overall healthy future of our teens.
Signs of addiction
Now that we know recreational drugs are popular among our teens, alcohol and drug consumption is often a part of their everyday life. So as parents how do we identify if our kids are addicted to such drugs? Here is the checklist
- Change in personality and attitude
- Change in sleeping patterns
- Restlessness, mood swings and often feeling depressed or elated without any reason.
- Changes in eating habits combined with weight loss.
- Loss of interest in other recreational and sports activities.
How to help our young adults regain their normal life
Irrespective of their attitudes and the state of their addiction, you can still help them out by making them aware of the risks, the destructiveness and slowly prepare them to overcome this. Making them understand will help them prepare their minds for de-addiction.
With a strong inclination towards recovery and with the care and support that you can give them, they can gradually recover from the harmful addictions. Living a happy active and positive life is very much possible.