The Power of Acceptance: Embracing Change for a Brighter Future
What can I do about my kids and drugs? If you’re like most parents, you’re concerned about how your kids or loved ones are being tempted by drug abuse and the potential for drug addiction. But most parents think about how other kids can use peer pressure to tempt their children into trying drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, or other harmful substances. But have you ever thought about our culture? Does our culture, especially our pop culture and media, help encourage kids and teens to experiment with drugs or become alcoholics? The answer isn’t so clear-cut, but it is true that the examples that celebrities are demonstrating to young people aren’t necessarily all that positive.
Do famous people encourage children and teens to take drugs? Studies aren’t conclusive, but according to Addiction Treatment Magazine, “many experts believe that the influence of celebrity drug culture plays a role,” and “Everywhere teens turn they can see images of out-of-control celebrities going to non-stop parties, engaging in risky sex, starving themselves or having surgery to look ultra-thin, and coming in and out of rehab.” Now is the time to talk to your children or teens about drugs, drug abuse, and how to stay away from addiction.
Complicating this is the recent rash of famous overdoses by Hollywood actors. Everyone remembers how Heath Ledger overdosed after struggling with drug abuse, right on the cusp of huge fame and critical acclaim. And just last year, Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York apartment, dead of an overdose involving heroin and prescription pills.
So how can I fight drug abuse and keep my kids from using drugs? Remember that saying no to drugs starts at home. By showing your kids a good example, you can go a long way toward helping them stay away from drug abuse. But if you, your teen, or a loved one struggles with drug abuse, then now is the time to get the help you need at rehab. When you need California rehab, or rehab for anywhere in the US or Canada, Serenity Vista is your choice for high-quality, high-value luxury rehab.
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