Parent’s Responsibilities for Their Drug Addicted Teen Boys or Girls

Check Yourself
Keep yourself far from drug addiction first. Then your advice to your son/daughter will work. Otherwise you will be liable for your son/daughter’s destruction. In the same time make sure your child understands that taking or using any of the prohibited substances is not acceptable.

Maximize Communication with Your Child
Parental communication and supervision is very important to save your child from addiction. Talk to your teen child on a regular basis about their day, friends, school and other relevant topics. When a teen is exposed to drugs, you can offer guidance and information through discussion. Remember that the less supervision a teen has, the more opportunity for him to be exposed to drugs.

Help Them to Be Extrovert
Help them to share everything with you and the other members of your family. Then your child will share whatever s/he faces daily. If you find any sign of addiction you can take steps.

See if the School Environment is OK or Not
Is the environment of your child’s school comfortable for him/her? If your answer is ‘yes’ no problem. But if s/he may feel pressures and stress that may lead them to addiction. Talk to the teachers to get their help.

Keep Punishment Options if it needs
Most teens use drugs and alcohol when going to friends’ homes, spending the night out or when attending parties. Make sure to ask teens where they are going and contact information so they can be contacted when outside the home. Let them know that at any time, you could call or drive by which will reduce the urge to lie about where they are.

Be Careful About The peers
During adolescent development, teens tend to display independence through trying new activities. Peers supply fuel here and like to copy one another’s activities. When a teen’s peer group presents pressures of experimenting with drugs, s/he often has to face a critical decision about being a part of the group. This decision may create confusion and lead to trying drugs. On the other hand peer influence can prevent substance use.

Make Your Home a Rehabilitation Center
If you know a teen boy/girl who is abusing drugs, don’t wait to intervene. Fortunately, there are many different teen drug rehabs to choose from. The most effective teen drug rehab, however, may be a residential treatment program. Here your teen will have access to 24/7 supervision and care, detoxification, dual diagnosis treatment and a variety of holistic treatments based on their individual needs. Talk to a medical doctor about your teen’s symptoms and determine which type of drug abuse treatment is best for your teen.

Avoid Family Conflict
Your family conflict may bring frustration to your family members. This frustration may make your child bound to be a drug addict. In this purpose you can encourage your family to end an ongoing conflict by setting up a meeting for that purpose. Try to remain neutral when a touchy subject comes up, try to listen each other and try to work as a team. Finally get professional advice if it needs.