Most teens that experiment with alcohol and drugs will mature out of the behavior quickly. Even those that may struggle or build self destructive alcohol and drug habits can overcome these habits when given the right information.
New York (PRWEB) June 26, 2013
According to a recent New York Times article, the mixed use of marijuana, alcohol, ecstasy or "Molly" is becoming the new wave of club drug use among teens and college students. The mixture of these drugs together can be quite dangerous, especially for teens relatively new to the drug use scene. Saint Jude Retreats is an educational and social program, which is an alternative to alcohol and drug rehab programs. The program not only helps drug users to overcome substance use problems, it also educates parents on how they can identify drug use problems in their teens and address them most effectively.
Michelle Dunbar, Executive Director and Family Program Developer at Saint Jude Retreats stated, "Ultimately it is impossible for parents to control a teen's every movement. Building an open and respectful relationship with your teen is most helpful. A parent can educate their son or daughter about the dangers of drug use and model mature, responsible behavior with respect to drinking and drug use, but many teens will still experiment with substance use. However, most teens that experiment with alcohol and drugs will mature out of the behavior quickly. Even those that may struggle or build self destructive alcohol and drug habits can overcome these habits when given the right information.”
It's important for parents learn the truth about addiction, their involvement in their teen's drug use and how our recovery culture and alcohol and drug treatment hinders the maturation process and can actually contribute to unnecessary lifelong struggles.
Stanton Peele, in his article about addiction genetics quotes, "Becoming and remaining addicted has a lot more to do with the groups people come from and associate with, and from their beliefs and expectations about alcohol or drugs than from their biological makeup." Many teens may believe that drugs will give them certain abilities to be more laid back or socially confident.
At Saint Jude Retreats there is no talk of recovery, ongoing support and the disease theory of addiction. The program helps teens reevaluate their self image, predominant thoughts, current habits and behaviors and replace them with productive, new habits.
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The Saint Jude Retreats offers a non treatment approach to alcohol and drug problems. Rather, the program helps people overcome drug and alcohol problems through a methodology called Cognitive Behavioral Education (CBE). The program is one of the most successful programs available today. The program is endorsed by internationally acclaimed professionals and scholarly addiction research authors.