According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), teens are most likely to use these three substances: alcohol, marijuana, and tobacco. In fact, two-thirds of students will have tried alcohol by their senior year and half of high schoolers have tried marijuana. These numbers are on the rise.
First-time use will typically happen in a social setting but continual use may be due to feeling insecure or having a need for social acceptance. Continual use can lead to taking dangerous risks with substances.
This is a serious issue as it can negatively affect brain development and contribute to health problems later on in life. Other potential consequences are addiction, unsafe sexual activity, mental health disorders, impaired driving, and a decline in academic performance.
How Can Turn-About Ranch Help?
We have decades of experience working with teens who have experimented with or been addicted to various substances. We understand the impact that it can have on a teen’s mental health as well as the family unit as a whole. Our staff is equipped with onsite professional mentors, therapists, and even a registered nurse to help your teen through their journey to sobriety and getting on the path to a successful future.