is a huge problem in our local communities all across the country today in every state, in every city.
The Diversified Intervention Group is known as a trusted resource in the fields of Mental Health and Chemical Dependency. We can help your family with professional advice. Call 855-222-1101 for intervention services today for your teen in trouble. We love our teens and your teens as well and we wish to try and get them some help for these difficult problems. DIG specializes in the service of family intervention for teens who have developed addictions to alcohol abuse, methamphetamine (meth) abuse or heroin abuse.
To the casual observer, the young people in the following descriptions all seem like normal, ordinary teenagers. Yet all four are hiding something from their families:
Example 1: a 12-year-old boy swipes beer from the basement, drinks alone in his room, and hides the cans in his book bag until he can drop them discreetly into a local dumpster. His Dad wonders vaguely why the beer supply seems to be dwindling so fast these days.
Example 2: A mother who comes home from shopping gets an artificially warm greeting from her 13-year-old daughter and the daughter’s girlfriend. The two girls have red, irritated eyes and are acting giggly. Although they say they have been giving each other manicures, the polish on their nails is old and chipped. Upstairs, the daughter’s bedroom is filled with an odd-smelling smoke. This would be a good sign that a family intervention is needed.
Example 3: A 14-year-old boy put on his cap and jacket and runs outside to join two friends. Loping along toward school, the three boys carry out their regular morning routine: passing a fifth of vodka back and forth, sharing a joint of marijuana. Later that day, one of the boys is pulled out of his math class for falling asleep.
Call us today at 855-222-1101 for a life saving consultation for your teenager. We can help you save his or her life. DIG specializes in the service of family intervetntion for teens who have troubles with alcohol, meth and heroin addictions and abuse. DIG is known as a trusted resource in the industry and trains hundreds of interventionists each year all across the nation.
NOTE: I would like to tell you as a 24-year recovering addict myself, the situation described above is exactly how I began my addiction and also that scenario holds as true today as it did in 1976 when I entered Junior High School. If you think that your kid is “better” than that, you might want to look a little closer. Addiction is a progressive and fatal disease left untreated.
Example 4: A 15-year-old girl gets drunk at a party and leaves at midnight alone. She tells friends she is tired and wants to go home and sleep. But she does not go home. Instead, she walks to a city park, where it is pitch black dark and buys a supply of crack Cocaine, and sits there on the bench, getting high. Does your underage daughter do these sorts of behaviors?
You guessed it: The common thread is substance abuse. In this context, “substance” means any mind-altering chemical – alcohol, marijuana, crack cocaine, tranquilizers, uppers or any type of stimulant and so on. And “abuse” means unauthorized and inappropriate use-too much, too often, or for the wrong reason.
DIG is known as a trusted resource in the industry. Call 855-222-1101 for intervention services today for your teen in trouble. We specialize in the service of family intervention for teens that have addictions to alcoholism, meth and heroin.
Among teenagers (and adults, for that matter), alcohol is by far THE most popular substance of abuse. Why? For one thing, it is readily available. For another, it is supposed to be “cool”- popular, acceptable, even glamorous. Experts call alcohol a “gateway drug” because youngsters who us it are apt to try other mind-altering chemicals too. Besides alcohol, other substances teenagers abuse include tobacco; illegal drugs (marijuana, cocaine and crack, “speed” or Methamphetamine, LSD, heroin, etc.) and prescription drugs taken without medical supervision right from your medicine cabinet in your home.
Although a parent’s typical reaction is, “Not my kid”, teenage substance abuse is really very common.
Consider the statistics:
A. Seventy percent of all children try cigarettes, 40 percent before they reach high school. Youngsters who smoke cigarettes are at increased risk for all other drug use.
B. Nearly all high school seniors have used alcohol, and two-thirds report they have used it in the last month. These “beer pong” parties are very popular many kids participate in them at least once a month. If you are not familiar with the definition of the game of “beer pong” then it is advised to ask your child to explain it to you in depth.
C. Roughly half of all young people’s deaths from drowning, fires, suicide, and homicide are related to alcohol abuse and require an alcohol addiction intervention for your family.
D. In a survey of 17 thousand seniors in 135 public and private high schools, nearly 33 percent said they had taken at least one illicit drug during the preceding year.
Among teenagers, the evidence of substance abuse can be very subtle indeed. That is why parents should be alert to new trends in their teenage children’s behavior, such as headaches, edginess, impatience or waning interest in friends or school. Any of those can be a warning sign of a developing alcohol or drug problem.
The professionals at DIG can help you with referrals if your teenager has these issues. DIG is known as a trusted resource in the industry. Call 855-222-1101 for intervention services today for your teen in trouble. We specialize in the service of family intervention for teens who have issues with alcohol abuse, heroin abuse and/or Meth abuse and Meth addictions.
In the vast majority of cases, teenagers first try alcohol for fun or on a dare. The thrill of the unknown, and the social pressure to keep up with peers, provides plenty of incentive.
A few young people never even experiment with drugs or alcohol. Others try it, dislike it and soon give it up. Many adolescents, however, become social users – willing to accept a beer or two, or even a few puffs of marijuana, at a party. This is just an unfortunate fact of life today in high school and college-aged kids. And some become abusers, eager to “drink everyone else under the table” or “get wasted” at every opportunity. They think it is cool because they have seen their parents exhibit this behavior. These abusers are at high risk for becoming dependent- or hooked – on alcohol and drugs. The professionals at DIG can help you with referrals if your teenager has these issues. Call 855-222-1101 for intervention services today for your teen in trouble. DIG specializes in the service of family intervention for teens who have developed alcoholic abuse problems, heroin abuse problems and/or Meth addiction and abuse.
Doctors suspect that many youngsters who become addicted have a particular body chemistry that makes them more vulnerable to developing a drug dependency. It’s worth noting, however, that certain mind-altering chemicals are more addictive than others. Crack cocaine, for instance, is so powerfully habit-forming that it can rapidly induce dependence and craving in virtually any user.
Some adolescents are at particularly high risk for becoming substance abusers.
These vulnerable teenagers include:
1. Those who have a parent, sibling, or other blood relative who is an alcoholic or drug addict.
2. Those who seem to “fall in love” with alcohol or drugs on their very first try; and
3. Those who grow up surrounded by hard-drinking role models.
The reason why most young people today use mind-altering substances again and again after the first few tries is because they most likely are trying to change the way that they feel because of some un-resolved issues in the past or some traumatic episode that has never been professionally dealt with in addition to the items mentioned above. 82% of teens today are what is called dual-diagnosed, which refers to mental health disorder that they might be suffering from.
The professionals at DIG can help you with referrals if your teenager has these issues. Call 855-222-1101 for intervention services today for your teen in trouble. We specialize in helping teens with alcohol abuse problems, Meth abuse or Heroin abuse problems.
In addition, chemically-loosened inhibitions can prompt a depressed teenager to attempt suicide. And they might even be successful, God forbid. Parents should always take a youngster’s talk of suicide seriously, and follow up on it immediately by contacting a medical or mental health professional trained specifically in the area. The professionals at DIG can help you decide if an intervention clinician is necessary. Our team will provide you with referrals if your teenager has these issues.
The professionals at DIG can help you with referrals if your teenager has these issues. Call 855-222-1101 for intervention services today for your teen in trouble. We specialize in helping teens who have developed addictions to Meth, Heroin and alcohol abuse.