Teen addiction facts are hard to come by. There’s not a great deal of accurate information available. As a result, when faced with such an incredibly difficult and painful experience such as teen addiction, most parents panic and attempt to fight the problem. Instead, they should be attacking and eliminating the cause of teen addiction. In this program, David Roppo, addiction specialist, guides parents through his unique approach, applying each step to their situation and child’s addictive behavior. As a client, you will discover three, simple yet effective steps that will give you the influence and power to help your teen become addiction free.
Parenting an Addicted Child
Initially, many parents ask; “why coach a parent instead of the child?” Considering the conventional method of treatment, David believes that is a fair question – one he is happy to address. While David could coach your child and, most likely, achieve positive results, it won’t last. When the coaching stops, the problem will continue. At the end of the day, there really is only one person who is best positioned to help your addicted child. That person is you.
Teen Addiction Facts
Bottom line, when you’re dealing with teen drug abuse or teenage alcoholism, your child doesn’t want to go through treatment. He or she doesn’t want to stand up in front of a group of strangers and proclaim, “I am an addict or alcoholic,” nor do they want to meet with a counselor or speak to a coach. Your child wants a parent, a role model and a mentor. They say that you should talk to your child about drugs. I say, “Talking with them is far more important.” Don’t talk at them. Take an interest in their growth, life, and feelings. Formal treatment only has a 5 percent success rate. Eighty-five to ninety percent of teens forced into treatment relapse in the first year. I would hardly call that success.
There’s a Reason why Teens Abuse Drugs and Alcohol
Taking on such an important role begins by changing the relationship dynamics, healing the divide, and bridging the communication gap between you and your child. Until you get to the core of what generated your child’s addictive behavior, nothing you say or do will change it. There is a root cause. Something generated your child drug or alcohol abuse. As a parent, you must uncover and remove it. When you do, everything will change. Yes, this approach is the exact opposite of mainstream recovery. There’s a good reason for that. Remember, their approach only has a 5 percent success rate. We can do better than that. You can do better. Armed with the correct information and the right tools, you have the power, and hold the key, to help your child become addiction free. David can show you the way.
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