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Teen Alcohol And Drug Rehab Centers In South Dakota

For adolescents in South Dakota, the threat of substance abuse remains a pressing concern. According to data compiled by SAMHSA, between 6.31 and 7.51 percent of the people between 12 and 17 have used an illicit drug in the past month. Additionally, within that same age group, between 2.32 and 2.82 percent of the population is in need of substance abuse treatment but is not receiving it. Each year, there are also an estimated 6,000 instances of major depressive episodes among adolescents between 12 and 17, contributing to addiction and further supporting the idea that these patients are in need of high-quality facilities that can help them recover.

Fortunately, these teens are still in the early years of their life. When families and friends start to notice a problem, they can encourage the patient to begin receiving treatment. Loved ones might notice the patient experiencing behavioral changes, lack of hygiene, academic problems, or even physical signs of drug use, such as drug paraphernalia or track marks on the arms. The right help can help get patients healthy again, empowering them to take control over their lives.

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Adolescent substance abuse treatment

Youth who abuse substances unfortunately are at risk for a variety of health and social problems. They often perform poorly at school and may start to skip classes. The substance abuse also impairs their cognitive skills. Youths who use illicit substances also are at an increased risk of death through illnesses, suicide, homicide, and accidents. Patients might hurt their relationships with their friends and family.

There are a few different options for treatment for these patients. Patients can enter an inpatient facility if they need 24/7 help and support. Patients with a strong support system or a less severe substance abuse problem might succeed in an outpatient facility. Patients and their families should carefully evaluate the intensity of the treatment needed and make the decision most in light with what the patient should have to begin recovery.

It is becoming increasingly common for facilities to offer a number of different treatment options, including alternative or holistic treatments. While these treatments can vary widely, from music therapy to acupuncture, they are designed to help patients heal their entire bodies, minds, and spirits.

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