Today's generation of teenagers and children confront a unique set of substance-related risks that no previous generation has ever encountered. While concerns about teenage substance use has always existed, the current landscape presented an unprecedented challenge for parents. Here, we highlight some of the pressing dangers:
- The Ongoing Opioid Epidemic: The resurgence of heroin, the rapid growth of potent opioids like Fentanyl, and the annual prescription of pain pills exceeding 150,000,000 times.
- Over prescription of Benzodiazepines: The widespread use of benzodiazepines such as Xanax and Valium in the country.
- Legalization of Marijuana: The increased availability of marijuana, including through vapes and for recreational use.
- Potency and Concentration: The heightened potency of marijuana and the concentration of marijuana oils and waxes, leading to increased addiction tendencies and mental health issues in teens and children.
- Designer Drugs: The availability of synthetic substances like K-2, Spice, Bath Salts, Flakka, MDMA (Ecstasy), Methamphetamine, Rohypnol, GHB (known as date rape drugs), LSD, and Ketamine, often targeted at young people.
The struggle for parents to protect, support, and assist their children in the face of these ever-growing substance use and abuse challenges is very real. Parents often grapple with uncertainty about how to safeguard their families from these concerns.
However, there is help available for parents dealing with these issues. Recovery Club America offers valuable assistance to parents seeking to address teenage and child substance use and abuse concerns.
The Parent Inner Circle program is tailor-made to equip parents with proven skills and techniques to handle these challenges. Led by qualified and trained counselors specializing in parent-child dynamics, this program provides insights into identifying substance use and offers evidence-based interventions that benefit the entire family. Using the Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) approach, parents learn to improve communication, establish healthier family boundaries, and foster better relationships with their children and family as a whole. All of this is achieved with the support of other families and trained professionals.
At Recovery Club America, we are deeply committed to helping parents become the foundation of support for their children. We understand that no individual or family should face these struggled along. We invite you to explore the power of joining Parent Inner Circle and discover how it can support both you and your children.
Together, we can navigate the challenges of substance use and abuse, ensuring that parents receive the support they need to thrive.