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Does My Teen Need Inpatient Drug Rehab?

Teens who are addicted to drugs may require more than just some outpatient care and time in a support group; when withdrawal, lifestyle, behaviors and other elements of addiction interfere with a teen’s life, inpatient drug rehab may be the only safe, suitable choice for treatment and recovery. If you’re not sure whether inpatient drug rehab is the right choice for your teen, consider these signs that your teen needs help:

Withdrawal

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Teens with co-occurring disorders, severe drug problems, and other related problems would benefit from inpatient rehab.

If your teen is physically sick when he or she is not using drugs, inpatient drug rehab is the ideal choice to help him or her get sober, stay clean and learn how to live drug free. Withdrawal can make it difficult to stay sober, especially if your teen is still allowed to remain in a situation in which he or she has access to drugs. Inpatient rehab removes the teen from the situation and prevents access to drugs allowing for a safe withdrawal that is backed by medical care.

Poor Friendships

Has your teen made friends with people who use drugs? If your teen has a social circle of drug users, these poor friendships can derail their recovery if you’re not careful. Inpatient drug rehab will remove the teen from this environment and provide him with a safe place to make new friendships that are healthy and safe.

Social Isolation

Social isolation is a major problem in teens who are addicted to drugs. Inpatient drug rehab for teens will provide them with a place where they can socially interact with others without the risk of relapse.

Medical Problems

Various medical problems may make treating a teen with a drug addiction a challenging process. Medical problems such as diabetes, anxiety, depression or other conditions can make treatment much more in-depth and delicate. Inpatient drug rehab is ideal for teens who suffer from underlying medical problems.

Behavioral Problems

Teens often suffer from an array behavioral problems when they are dealing with drug addiction. As a parent, it may take more than just your stern ways and support to get your teen back on track behaviorally. Inpatient drug rehab will provide your teen with counseling and therapy to assist him or her in changing the behaviors that are interfering with their life allowing for a greater chance of recovery.