Rehab For Young People Can Truly Save Lives
For young people who struggle with drug and alcohol abuse, the concern for their well-being does not stop there.
A recent article has information about a study conducted in Australia, that one in three youths who struggle with drugs and alcohol have also tried suicide. Those who work with rehabilitating young people also realize that there is more to their addiction than over consumption.
Adolescents who have reached the point of addiction also have a mental problem based on their life experiences. Some have been the victim of abuse, whether it is physical, emotional or sexual.
Knowing this may help to explain why they turned to drugs or alcohol in the first place. They are trying to mask what they are feeling and believe that the numbness of the addiction allows them to feel better. What is actually happening is that their life is spiraling out of control, but they have found a way to deal with one bad component of what they have experienced.
If professionals who work with young people who struggle with addiction also understand what other things may be feeding their addiction, then they can truly help them deal with all aspects of their troubled lives. They may even be able to save their lives now knowing how desperate these youths are to live a life free of abuse.
Those who work with youths who struggle with addiction believe they can help them return to a fully functioning normal life. For some of those who are going through rehab, this may actually be the first time in their life they have had someone tell them that they can do good, they are worth it and that their lives can be more than the substances they are abusing.