Struggling Boys and Girls and Addictions.
By Dustin Garr
In today’s media, struggling teens are exposed to drugs, sex, and more teen attractions that cause addiction. "Addiction" may be defined as any behavior that is used to produce gratification, escape from internal discomfort and/or can be engaged in compulsively. Many struggling teens don’t know how to overcome addictions that they deal with and many troubled teens need to be placed in the correct environment in order to restore themselves physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Zion Educational Services can educate parents of struggling teens, on how to place troubled boys and girls in the correct environment in order to receive the help they need to overcome their troubled teen addictions. For immediate assistance contact ZES at 866-439-8112, to speak with a child placing specialist to educate you on school program placement for struggling teens in the perfect facility that fits their needs.
Three characteristic findings of any addictive disorder are the following:
Compulsivity, that is, loss of the ability to choose freely whether to stop or to continue.
Continuation of the behavior despite adverse consequences, such as loss of health, sexually transmitted diseases, pregnancy, poor school or job performance and compromised relationships.
Obsession - the addict is obsessed with their addiction and generally places more importance on the addiction than they do on other areas of their lives.
Some experts suggest that if 3 or more of any of the following are concluded about your teen and if this continues for more than 30 days, that they may be considered an addict.
1) Frequent engaging in a behavior to a greater extent or over a longer period than intended.
2) Persistent desire for the behavior or one or more unsuccessful efforts to reduce or control the behavior.
3) Much time spent in activities necessary for the behavior, engaging in the behavior. or recovering from its effects.
4) Frequent preoccupation with the behavior or preparatory activities.
5) Frequent engaging in the behavior when expected to fulfill occupational, academic, domestic, or social obligations.
6) Giving up or limiting important social, occupational, or recreational activities because of the behavior.
7) Continuation of the behavior despite knowledge of having a persistent or recurrent social, financial, psychological, or physical problem that is caused or exacerbated by the behavior.
8) Need to increase the intensity or frequency of the behavior to achieve the desired effect, or diminished effect with continued behavior of the same intensity.
9) Restlessness or irritability if unable to engage in the behavior.
10) Physiology of Addiction (how addictive disorders develop and change the brain)
Keeping involved in your troubled teens life is one of the most effective opportunity parents to help their teens. If you've had a discussion about a particular addictive topic in the past, check back in and find out what's happening now. Listen for opportunities to share your values about addiction to different substances to your teens, to describe what they do to our bodies. Sometimes doing all you can as a parent is just not enough and troubled teens rebel even when you have informed them on boundaries you set. Many parents of struggling teens aren’t aware the correct way to restore teens and need a professional to educate them. For parents of struggling boys and girls that need immediate assistance dealing with troubled teens, Zion Educational Services specializes in educating parents about different youth programs for troubled teens such as different types of private boarding schools for troubled teens, boot camps for troubled teens, schools for troubled teens, therapy programs for troubled teens and many other youth facilities for struggling boys and girls. ZES provides help for parents of troubled teens with the information to place your troubled boys and girls in the perfect treatment center that can meet their needs. If you have any questions or concerns contact ZES, (Zion Educational Services) immediately to talk to a child education specialist at 866-439-8112.