Monday, February 23, 2009

Dying to Get High

Are you a parent in crisis? Does your teen's behavior include moodiness, isolation and withdrawal? Do you think its just adolescent or maybe there is a hidden secret that most parents are unaware of? The National Institute of Drug estimates that over 20 to 25% of high school teens have tried alcohol and drugs. Every adult would play the lottery with statistics that high

As the CEO of Inspirations for Youth and Families and a psychologist specializing in teenage behavior and mental health, we provide a local private residential teen substance abuse facility in Fort Lauderdale. I have become increasingly alarmed with the number of our local teens and their families who are struggling with teen behaviors and drug use. “Teen are dying to get high…” literally. As I turn on the television, read the newspaper, and read my e-mails, there are reports of teens using and abusing drugs resulting in overdoses and death. These are our teens, our families, who are being torn apart. I treat local families and teens who are in crisis as a result of substance abuse on a daily basis and there is HOPE!

Professional intervention is needed, especially when you are uncertain about your teenager’s behavior. At Inspirations for Youth and Families, licensed and certified professionals conduct these services in a caring and therapeutic manner. Addiction treatment is an opportunity for a teen to step back, take a break, and begin recognizing their addiction. During the treatment process, family support and reunification begins and the process of healing and learning to live life as a sober teen occurs.

For more information on teen drug and alcohol rehabilitation please call toll free at 1-888-387-6237 or visit our website You may also send us an email to:

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