Where's a Teen Have to Go to Score Around Here? Try the Medicine Cabinet


Where's a Teen Have to Go to Score Around Here? Try the Medicine CabinetPrescription drug abuse is a problem that is becoming more and more severe in troubled teens. Drug addiction in general can have a majorly negative effect on adolescents, but because many students believe that prescription drugs are safer because they are prescribed, more and more adolescents are getting addicted to drugs like prescription painkillers. 

Lava Heights Academy is a residential treatment center that is able to help troubled teens face their issues and overcome problems like drug addiction. If you are a parent that knows that a program like Lava Heights Academy can help your struggling student, please call one of our Family Advocates for more information today at 866.452.8772.

Prescription Drugs and Troubled Teens

Many families have a drug cabinet that contain potent prescription drugs that have been prescribed for legitimate reasons. Unfortunately, more and more troubled teens are acquiring these drugs from other family members and getting high off of them. Even though this is just as illegal as purchasing and consuming heroin or other drugs off the street, medicine cabinets are much more accessible for troubled teens who are looking for drugs. 

It’s never easy to help teenagers who are dealing with drug abuse problems. The student has to be willing to change, and even then, addiction to hard drugs is a major ordeal to overcome. Parents need to be aware of what their students are doing. If you suspect that your adolescent is using your prescription drugs to get high, make the drugs less accessible and let your troubled teen know. Even though many troubled teens may not want the help that parents provide, support and guidance is what they need at all times.


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