Many teens experiment with drugs and alcohol. Some youth stop after the initial experimentation, while others continue to try harder drugs, and consume larger amounts of alcohol. Teen brains are not equipped with the logic to see the larger risk factors of drug abuse. Therefore, teens are not only at risk for damage to their growing brain pathways, but also for poor judgment, decreased focus, motivation and increased aggression.
Those at risk for developing an addiction to drugs and alcohol include:
David’s approach to treating Alcohol/Drug use is multi-faceted. He begins by looking at Family Systems to determine how each family can be supported to change. David will take the time to determine the reasons why the person is using, and then develop an individualized plan for recovery.
For more information and a free consultation, call (602) 575-4030 or email David at firstname.lastname@example.org.
David Abrams, MAPC, LPC