Sunday, November 28, 2010

New Research: a New Factor Influences the Probability of Teen Drug Abuse

Over the years there has been an increase in substance abuse which has led to an increase in substance and drug addiction. As teens begin to abuse substances more often, parents are beginning to wonder what influences teen drug use. Many factors can influence the likelihood of a teen experimenting with drugs. New research has found a new factor that is not commonly heard of in most of the information currently available.

The national center on Addiction and Substance abuse at Columbia University has found new research which identifies a new factor that can influence teenage substance abuse. According to the new research, family dinners can influence the probability of a teen using drugs. When teens who have family dinner often, five to seven times a week, are compared to teens who have family dinner infrequently, less than three times a week, the findings show that the teens who have dinner infrequently are twice as likely to expect to try drugs in the future. Seventy-two percent of teens believe that having frequent family dinners is important. Teens that do not often have family dinners are found to be twice as likely to have used tobacco, twice as likely to have used alcohol, and one and a half time likelier to have smoked marijuana. Teens that have family dinners are less likely to have friends who participate in substance abuse.

If you or someone you know is struggling with prescription drug abuse or addiction and is in need of help, Inspirations Teen Rehab offers a flexible and affordable teen addiction treatment program. Our aim is to treat the whole person, and not just an isolated symptom. During the addiction treatment process we will work with the teen to identify the factors that may have contributed to the prescription drug abuse and addiction – home, friends and medical history. We also believe that families have a vital role to play in the recovery process, and each addiction treatment program has a place for family participation, to educate them in the treatment process and to equip them for their role as supporters.

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