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Teen Alcohol And Drug Rehab Centers In Nebraska

It is easy for teens to get lost in a world that doesn’t seem to understand them. Adolescents turn many different directions trying to manage the transitions they are going through both physically and emotionally. Some develop low self-esteem, their grades drop and they become depressed. Drugs that allow adults to self-medicate like alcohol are readily available to teens, as well. They also look for more creative ways to get high like huffing inhalants.

Some states are more prone to drug addiction in their teen population. The Cornhusker State of Nebraska is in the lower range for drug abuse, but the problem does exist.

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What is Teen Addiction Treatment?

The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports in 2015, 35.3 percent of 12 graders admitted to drinking alcohol regularly, but the problem starts at a younger age for many. The same report states that 9.7 percent of these teens began drinking in the 8th grade. In the state of Nebraska, 6.31 to 7.51 percent of teens between the ages of 12 to 17 claimed to have used within a month of a survey taken by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health.

At the heart of many cases of drug or alcohol abuse is a mental health condition. Around 11,000 Cornhusker teens, 7.6 percent of the young population in this state, have had a major depressive episode. Only 51.3 percent of them received treatment at the time. Undiagnosed or untreated depression can lead to self-medication through drug and alcohol abuse.

Teen addiction treatment uses proven methodologies to treat the whole person, not just the addiction. Treatment is taken in steps starting with detoxification and ending with long-term follow up. The goal is to teach kids better ways to handle stresses in their lives like peer pressure while ridding their bodies of the drug.

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