Help for Teen Boys – Teen Boys and Substance Abuse
Inspirations Teen Rehab provides gender specific- boys drug abuse treatment and boy’s behavior therapy, in a nurturing and therapeutic environment. Inspirations Teen Boy’s Addiction Treatment Program provides opportunities for boys to share their experiences in gender specific therapeutic groups, where each boy can process male issues, experiences, and perceptions relative to each teen’s life. The number of boys using or abusing drugs and alcohol is equal to teen girl’s drug use and drug abuse. Boys are also smoking cigarettes as much as girls. Yet, the issues boys bring to teen therapy and teen drug abuse treatment are often different than as with teenage girls.
Inspirations Teen Rehab for boys also provides gender specific High School Education. In providing gender specific education, Inspirations has witnessed an increase in boy’s ability to focus on academic studies, once female attention or distraction is removed. Although it is necessary for boys and girls to learn to interact appropriately with each other, Inspirations Teen Drug and Alcohol Rehab limits their involvement to specific activities, which are monitored and structured.
Inspirations Teen Rehab for boys also provides tutoring, allowing individual teens to improve in academic areas in which the teen shows signs of struggle. Inspirations teen addiction treatment center also provides “Online” education for additional program and academic opportunities, including SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) preparation and early college course classes.
Studies have shown that boys typically use and abuse different types of drugs than girls. Boys will tend to use marijuana and escalate to illegal drugs and binge drink. Girls will typically use illicit (prescription) drugs. However, males and females had similar rates of past month (February 2008) non-medical use (abuse) of psychotherapeutic drugs (2.6 and 2.4 percent, respectively), pain relievers (2.0 and 1.8 percent), tranquilizers (0.7 and 0.8 percent), stimulants (0.4 percent for both), methamphetamine (0.1 percent for both), and sedatives (0.1 percent for both). Boys are more likely to exceed girls drug abuse in many categories. These statistics are located on the web: oas.samhsa.gov.
According to the study conducted by the Partnership for a Drug Free America, teenage boys continue to use illegal drugs more often than they do prescription drugs. Teenage girls are more likely to experiment with prescription drugs, according to the study. Among both male and female teens, there is a dangerous misconception that using prescribed medication to get high is safer than using illegal drugs.
There is no specific formula or predictor for per-determining boy’s or girls’ specific drug of choice or the rate at which teen drug use or teen drug abuse will escalate. Genetics, history, mental health, and personality are traits that combined with teen drug abuse, can create any number of results.
At Inspirations Teen Rehab, each teenage boy is provided the time and opportunity to grow in mind, body and spirit, focusing on goals and the psychological tools and life tools needed to reach his goals.