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5 Signs That Your Teenage Son Needs Substance Abuse Treatment

Parents frequently ask us, “How do I know if my son needs treatment?” We have compiled a list of five common signs that your son may in fact need clinical treatment:

 

1. Loss of self-control 

Mood swings, stealing, abnormal behavior

 

2. Thoughts of getting high throughout the day 

An inability to focus, craving the use of substances

 

3. Withdrawing from normal activities 

Instruments are collecting dust, he’s dropping out of sports, and other extracurricular activities

 

4. Using more often, or in larger quantities 

Possibly experience withdrawal symptoms when not using

 

5. Using substances even when it affects relationships or puts him in danger

Unable to prioritize anything above the need to use

 

Have you been seeing some of these signs and symptoms in your son? You’re in the right place! If you’ve been asking yourself, “Is it really that bad?” or “Does he actually need help?” The truth is, you probably already know the answer.

The bigger question may be, “Am I ready to send my son to treatment?”

We know that as a parent, this is scary and difficult. Can we just take a moment to encourage you? You’re not alone! We’ve worked with thousands of families from all over the country in your same situation. There is hope! You may be feeling overwhelmed, but our staff is trained and ready to help your son step into recovery! 

If the 5 warning signs above sound like what your son is going through, don’t wait! Get him help now. We have multiple treatment options available to fit his needs, whatever they may be.

 

→ Intensive Outpatient: This option is typically best for those in the early stages of addiction. We will customize a plan to fit your son’s needs, and provide him with the guidance he needs to overcome addiction.

Residential Treatment: If your son is suffering from a severe addiction, inpatient treatment is the way to go. At our 80-acre Texas Ranch, we can provide a safe place for him to begin the recovery process. His treatment will include full-time therapy, and daily activities led by our trained professionals.

→ Medical Detox: This is the first step towards clearing the body of substances so the mind can begin the treatment process. If your son needs to detox, we have a medical staff that will customize and oversee his care to ensure his health and safety.

→ Academic Sober Living: After completing our primary treatment, if your son needs a longer term solution, we are happy to offer that option.


Are you ready to get your teen the help he needs?
Are you ready to stop trying to manage his addiction on your own?
Let us help!

 

Our clinical admission specialists are standing by, ready to provide you with professional guidance on your unique situation, please call us at 888-966-8604, or visit our website at www.ClearforkAcademy.com!