The Power of Acceptance: Embracing Change for a Brighter Future
What can I do if my teen is using prescription drugs? Unfortunately, far too many parents are having to face this question, as prescription drugs quickly become the biggest drug trend among teenagers in the US and Canada. And that popularity comes at a price: prescription pills are also incredibly dangerous for teens—even deadly. If your teen or young adult child is addicted to prescription drugs, now is the best time to help them toward recovery. And there’s no better way to help them than drug rehab.
Make no mistake, prescription drugs are huge, and their user base keeps expanding and expanding. According to the Foundation for a Drug Free World, “Every day in the US, 2,500 youth (12 to 17) abuse a prescription pain reliever for the first time.” Being this popular means that widely-believed myths about prescription drugs can take hold and lead to dangerous ideas about what prescription drugs are. “By survey, almost 50% of teens believe that prescription drugs are much safer than illegal street drugs,” which is not true. In fact, the opposite is true: prescription drugs are by far the most dangerous class of drugs. Click here to learn more about teens and prescription drug statistics.
Though substance-abuse experts have long cautioned against the extreme increase in prescription "drug abuse, these numbers show the situation is even more bleak than many imagined. “Depressants, opioids and antidepressants are responsible for more overdose deaths (45%) than cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and amphetamines (39%) combined,” said the Foundation for a Drug Free World. The death tolls are rising: in 2010, 38,329 people died of drug overdoses in the United States. These numbers have been rising for 11 years, and are reaching epidemic levels.
What can I do about prescription drugs and my teen or young adult child? Drug addiction rehab has proven to be effective in helping your loved one make their way toward recovery. And what better place to do that than a sheltered place to take refuge in, far away from all distractions and temptations? Serenity Vista offers you high-quality luxury rehab at an incredible value. In fact, 3 months of luxury rehab at Serenity Vista cost roughly the same as 30 days of basic rehab in the United States or Canada.
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