Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Inspirations Teen Rehab funding Event to Prevent Teen Drug and Alcohol Abuse


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For more information on teen drug abuse, teen addiction treatment, and teen drug rehab programs visit Inspirations for Youth and Families, aka Inspirations Teen Rehab.

Addiction Treatment for Teens: 1-888-757-6237
http://www.inspirationsyouth.com
http://www.inspirationsteenrehab.com

Addiction Treatment for adults and young adults: 1-888-387-6237
http://www.covecenterforrecovery.com

7 Tips on How to Discuss a Child's Drug Addiction with Your Other Children

Confusion, uncertainty and insecurity abounds for children who don’t understand why their brother or sister is sleeping all day, acting crazy, looking funny and no longer participate with the family.

Being honest and open to your child/children about their sibling’s substance abuse issues is respectful and fair. Don’t forget that children are very intuitive and if they see their parents speaking in hushed tones when it comes to their sibling or witness an emotional and/or physical change they will realize something is up.

Here are seven tips for parents on how to begin a conversation about substance abuse in the family:

1.) Pick an easy, comfortable time to chat with your kids. Maybe a picnic in the park or a meal at their favorite
restaurant is a good backdrop.

2.) Though it is a big deal, don’t make it so in the conversation. Parents should be able to tell the truth in a way that children are able to understand and prepare themselves for the changes that will happen in the family. For many kids, routine helps them feel safe. So if life becomes unpredictable, they will need help adjusting to the changes.

3.) Ask the kids if they are worried or concerned about what’s going on within the family. If they don’t come forth, leave it. Simply say that if they are confused, scared or upset about anything that they see or hear you are there for them anytime.
4.) If there have been volatile arguments within the family let the children know that they have nothing to do with the fighting and that you are sorry that they had to witness these outbreaks.

5.) The children should be told that regardless of what’s happening with their sibling that he/she loves them and again, they are not responsible.

6.) If the children are aware that there is something wrong with their brother or sister, it is open, honest and healthy to tell them that he/she is sick at the moment and that Mom and Dad are doing everything they can to help him/her get well.

7.) Please consider Al-Ateen ( http://www.al-anon.alateen.org/for-alateen ) - a group of teens sharing their confusion, anger, etc… with each otherregarding substance abuse issues with other teenagers. Private counseling is always an option as well.

Addiction Treatment for Teens: 1-888-757-6237
http://www.inspirationsyouth.com
http://www.inspirationsteenrehab.com

Addiction Treatment for adults and young adults: 1-888-387-6237
http://www.covecenterforrecovery.com

Monday, August 29, 2011

How to test your teen for drugs?

How to test your teen for drugs?

There are several accurate, FDA-cleared testing methods available that use urine, hair, oral fluids, and sweat (patch). These methods vary in cost, drugs detected, and detection period. Parents and schools can determine their needs and choose the method that best suits their requirements, as long as the testing kits are from a reliable source.

Whether you are trying to prevent drug use, discover possible drug use, stop current use, or just be reassured that a teen is on the right road, home testing will help.

Let your teens know that you love them very much to let them be involved with drugs and that you will use any tool available to keep them away from drugs, including using random drug testing in your home.

Many parents with teens attending our drug rehabilitation residential program wish that they had tested their teens earlier when their teens first displayed unusual behaviors.

Are schools doing drug testing?

Currently, random drug testing can only be conducted among students who participate in competitive extracurricular activities. Reasonable suspicion/cause testing involves a school requiring a student to provide a urine specimen when there is sufficient evidence to suggest that the student may have used an illicit substance. Typically, this involves the direct observations made by school officials that a student has used or possesses illicit substances, exhibits physical symptoms of being under the influence, and has patterns of abnormal or erratic behavior.

Which drugs can be tested for?

Various testing methods normally test for a "panel" of drugs. Typically, a drug panel tests for marijuana, cocaine, opioids, amphetamines, and PCP. If a parent or school has a particular problem with other drugs, such as MDMA, GHB, or steroids, they can include testing for these drugs as well.

Inspirations Teen Rehab understands the unfortunate circumstances that arise as a result of a teen's poor choice to act in an irresponsible manner. Not only is a legal consequence the result of a teen's poor choice regarding behavior, it may also be and indication of a greater issue such as substance abuse or addiction, a mental health issue such as depression or other diagnosis. If your family is having a difficult time dealing with this situation, call us at:

Addiction Treatment for Teens: 1-888-757-6237
http://www.inspirationsyouth.com
http://www.inspirationsteenrehab.com

Addiction Treatment for adults and young adults: 1-888-387-6237
http://www.covecenterforrecovery.com

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Needless Death - 14 year old teen dies after binge-drinking at slumber party

A 14 year girl lost her life after she and a few friends consumed numerous drinks which contained soda and vodka. Takeimi Rao of Santa Rosa, California was hosting a sleepover where she and her friends mixed vodka with soda and binge drank to the point of vomiting, all while an adult was present in the house.

Lieutenant Dennis O'Leary of Sonoma County believed Rao had taken a bottle of vodka from the kitchen cabinet and likely poured it into an empty plastic water bottle.

The unsuspecting mother of the victim, who was awakened several times during the night due to the sound of vomiting, was told by the girls that their illness was due to food poisoning. She was seemingly unaware of the presence of alcohol until she was unable to wake up her own daughter the next day.

The message is clear: Do not underestimate your children.

Incidents like this can be entirely avoided if parents monitor their teens. Parents should encourage open communication with their children in order to keep track of their child’s friends, habits and predispositions.

Is your teen abusing alcohol?

We at Inspirations Teen Rehab understand the unique challenges of being a parent. If you have any questions, please know that we are here to provide you with support and guidance, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We welcome the opportunity to answer your questions free of charge about teen drug rehab, teen substance abuse, adolescent addiction, teen intervention, teen behavior, teen depression or other related matters.

Reach out to us. Teen Recovery is just a phone call away. If the information you are looking for is not found here and you need immediate attention contact us:

Addiction and Behavior Treatment for Teens: 1-888-757-6237

Addiction Treatment for adults and young adults: 1-888-387-6237

Monday, August 22, 2011

Binge-drinking and underage drinking in America

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, North Dakota was pronounced the state with the highest percentage of binge drinking nationwide.

The study also included that binge drinking or consuming five or more drinks on one occasion, was prevalent amongst 29.8% of North Dakotan residents.

The same study found that amongst all Americans between the ages of 12 to17 nationwide, the binge-drinking rate was about 8.8%.

Furthermore, Vermont seemed to have had the highest reported underage drinking within the past month with about 36.6% of its residents ranging from 12-20 years of age consuming alcohol.

Utah seemed to set an example for the rest of the nation by locking in the lowest rates of binge-drinking and underage drinking, which were 14.1% and 14.2%, respectively.

To find out more on teen alcoholism and treatment programs, visit: http://www.inspirationsyouth.com/TeenAlcoholismTreatment.asp

Addiction Treatment for Teens: 1-888-757-6237

http://www.inspirationsyouth.com

http://www.inspirationsteenrehab.com

Addiction Treatment for adults and young adults: 1-888-387-6237

http://www.covecenterforrecovery.com



Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Protecting our Teens from Drug Abuse

At first glance, the question may be fairly easy to answer, especially if you have children, but the underlying truth of the matter is that in this day and age, more and more kids are becoming victims of drug abuse and they are not receiving the help they should be receiving.

In a study aimed at high school students, 60% were reportedly aware of drug use at their schools and 10% of children between 12 and 17 years of age are current substance abusers.

Parents can be the number one help in their children's lives when it comes to drug abuse, simply because they have the means to prevent it. Prevention is believed by experts to be far more effective than any other way to protect kids from drug abuse.

Some parents make numerous mistakes that allow their children to get caught in the web of drugs. Mistakes such as believing that experimenting with drugs is a normal rite of passage, allowing easy access to medication in households and simply not spending enough time with their children are all factors that children may take advantage of in order to pursue drugs and other illegal substances.

The message here is that most children when they are busy with events such as positive after school programs, church events, hobbies, sports, etc., they are less likely to turn to drugs and alcohol for recreation, and parents play a huge part in this process that could save lives.

For information on teen substance abuse, recent trends on teen drug abuse, teen drug and alcohol addiction problems and teen addiction treatment programs please visit Inspirations for Youth and Families websites:

Addiction Treatment for Teens: 1-888-757-6237

Addiction Treatment for adults and young adults: 1-888-387-6237

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Juvenile Court Judge Demchick-Alloy stresses accountability


It's every parent's nightmare to see their child standing before a judge, but when the judge is juvenile court judge Wendy Demchick-Alloy, tough love may be what is needed.

Judge Demchick-Alloy's attention to police and psychologists’ reports helps her to pass justice for the many young boys and girls that engage in unlawful acts. With tough but fair reactions, the juvenile detainees both respect the judge and fear her. Recently, a 17 year old girl was brought back into court after being caught with marijuana while she was awaiting trial for another drug related charge. Judge Demchick-Alloy felt responsible to not only make sure the young girl understood her mistakes but also was given enough incentive to make her want to change her course of life.

Counts like these seem overwhelming, but for the judge who also spends a lot of time visiting various youth detention centers and programs across the state. Young offenders line up to discuss problems with her, many suffering from various problems such as psychological, substance, alcohol or physical abuse.

Those who have succeeded in straightening out their mistakes stop by to thank her.

"Each kid is an individual,” she says. “It could be any of our kids, How would I want my kids to be treated if they were in here? How would I want the judge to behave? That’s how I do my job. This is someone’s child." Outstanding judge or not, one can only hope that young individuals stay out of trouble and out of juvenile detention halls.

Are you a parent looking for solutions for your troubled teen?

We at Inspirations Teen Rehab understand that occasionally, teens who are struggling with behavior issues, oppositional defiance, or substance use or abuse issues, act out in ways that cause them to encounter problems with the legal system.

Inspirations provides a teen addiction treatment program and services in response to a teens and families needs to adhere to specific court orders, juvenile probation, or a juvenile diversion program. Court orders must not involve circumstances or charges, in which a teen was violent or a threat to others.

The mission of Inspirations Teen Rehab Juvenile Services Program, is to assist in the prevention of juvenile delinquent conduct, prevention of continued disruptive behavior, and the prevention of adolescent drug abuse, and to provide for the care and rehabilitation of teens.

Addiction Treatment for Teens: 1-888-757-6237

Addiction Treatment for adults and young adults: 1-888-387-6237



Friday, August 12, 2011

Changing the Dangerous Binge-drinking Patterns in Iowa


Binge drinking, or the excessive use of alcohol, has been linked to many deaths, accidents and severe health problems such as alcohol poisoning and liver disease. Furthermore, within the past decade it has become the main focus of Drug and Alcohol Dependency Services, which is funded by state grants in order to hire trained individuals to monitor alcohol abuse patterns within troubled counties across the nation.

According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 75 % of the alcohol consumed by adults in the United States is in the form of binge drinks.

Scott Gooding was hired in Lee County, Iowa to help reduce adult and teen binge drinking. His three year position at Alcohol and Drug Dependency Services is funded by a State Prevention Enhancement Grant from Iowa’s Department of Public Health.

Gooding says he’ll be looking at” local ordinances, advertising and social availability of alcohol in the area” in order to change the dangerous binge-drinking patterns amongst the residents of Lee County, which rank 10th place on the list of Iowa’s top 23 counties with alcohol-related issues.

For more information on teen binge drinking, alcoholism problems and treatment visit Inspirations Teen Rehab.

Addiction and Behavior Treatment for Teens: 1-888-757-6237

http://www.inspirationsyouth.com

http://www.inspirationsteenrehab.com


Addiction Treatment for adults and young adults: 1-888-387-6237

http://www.covecenterforrecovery.com

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Parents who Experienced the Destruction of K2 Warning Families of its Dangers

While a statewide ban in on a potentially fatal drug commonly known as “K2” or “fake weed” has been put into place in Georgia to protect vulnerable teens, parents of former K2 users warn other parents about the dangerous side effects of this drug.

Due to its inability to be detected by drug tests, K2 or “fake weed” which consists of an herbal mixture and spice plant products, had long been considered a safe alternative to common weed. Many families were not aware that their teens were using this drug until its dangerous side effects began to surface.

The Rice family of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania took their 13 year old son Ray to the hospital after having shown heart attack symptoms. He was rushed to the emergency room and was later diagnosed with burns on his two collapsed lungs. The cause of his sudden illness was mysterious until his father found K2 in his room.

Ray remains sedated in the ICU where his family can only hope he recovers from the effects of the drug that has put him and his family through such distress.

Parents all over the nation warn other parents to watch out for any herbal or plant products found in their teens bedrooms. They also warn parents to look for various side effects of using K2 which consist of paranoia, soaring heart rates and vomiting.

Is your loved one abusing K-2 or any other substance? For more information on new emerging and addiction treatment, please visit:

Addiction Treatment for Teens: 1-888-757-6237

Addiction Treatment for adults and young adults: 1-888-387-6237

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Prescription Drug Addiction Problem in Portsmouth, OH

Teen drug abuse is rampant say cops and counselors in Pleasanton, CA


With half of its student body confessing to smoking marijuana, the school administrators and parents of Hart Middle School, located in Pleasanton, California were shocked after a recent PTA meeting which discussed the dangerous trends amongst the schools’ students.

After interviewing the students of Hart middle school, counselor Tammy Schoonover estimated that 25% of the students drank alcohol and 50% smoked marijuana.

Officer Ryan Tujague, a member of the police department's special enforcement unit warned parents that even the brightest of students were succumbing to marijuana, OxyContin, heroin and other substances, often fooling their unsuspecting parents who could never imagine their daughter/son was purchasing and using illegal drugs to achieve dangerous highs.

Tujague also pointed out the growing crime rate correlated with the growing number of addicts, so often young teens, who are committing the pettiest of crimes in order to be able to purchase drugs and feed their addiction.

For information on teen drug abuse, recent trends on teen drug abuse, teen drug addiction problems, teen drug addiction treatment and teen rehabs with educational programs visit:

Teen Substance Abuse Help: 1-888-757-6237
http://www.inspirationsyouth.com/
http://www.inspirationsteenrehab.com/

Young Adult and Adult Substance Abuse Help: 1-888-387-6237
http://www.covecenterforrecovery.com/

Teens using ‘Party drugs’ feed addiction denial


An increase in the use of party drugs is beginning to worry authorities.

The majority of individuals who use party drugs regularly, notably adolescents under the age of 21, don’t believe they have an addiction.

“The majority of teens who use party drugs do not believe they have a problem and normally they are younger than the heroin addicts,” said the president of the Association for the Rehabilitation of Drug Abusers.

The abuse of ketamine and other party drugs has been linked to an array of cognitive difficulties, brain damage, heart failure, delirium and in some cases, death.

Many believe that the underlying problem is the large scale of unawareness amongst the nation's youth, who fail to see the detrimental effects of their drug abuse.

For more information on teen drug abuse, teen addiction treatment, and teen drug rehab programs visit Inspirations Youth and Families, aka Inspirations Teen Rehab.

Addiction Treatment for Teens: 1-888-757-6237
http://www.inspirationsyouth.com
http://www.inspirationsteenrehab.com/

Addiction Treatment for adults and young adults: 1-888-387-6237
http://www.covecenterforrecovery.com