Teen Girls and Drug Use and Addiction
Drug use and addiction does not differentiate between men, women, teens, adults, and people of all backgrounds and skin colors. But teen girls are especially susceptible to the psychological and physical effects of drug use and abuse as the teenage girl’s brain and body are continually evolving. Adolescence is a time when most teen girls are pulling away from their parents, possibly discovering their career interests, and forming lifelong bonds with friends and partners. Teen girls who are hooked on drugs or alcohol face an extremely different experience just to get back to normal adolescent life.
Teenage girls are abusing drugs and alcohol at an alarming rate in the past decade. Teen Girls ages 12 to 17, the experts explain, now match Teen boys in drug and alcohol use and abuse and have bested boys in smoking cigarettes and the misuse of prescription drugs.
Obviously, female physiology is particularly different than males and women tend to develop alcohol-related health issues such as cancer, cardiac problems, and mental disorders earlier than young men will. And because drug use and abuse often goes with risky behavior. Therefore, teen girls are more likely to contract a STDs and become pregnant.
Help for Teen Girls and Drug Use and Addiction
Fortunately there is help if your teen daughter if she is experimenting with drug use. Experts explain that chances of a successful recovery will improve dramatically when therapeutic services are available for teen girls on a consistent basis. Over time, your daughter will come to understand that her drug use is out of control and she will come to accept the need for drastic change.
For further information please Re-Creation Retreat at 888-390-8366 and speak to one of family advocates today. Time is of the essence, and the sooner you act the less chance your daughter will have to succumb to detrimental actions that may affect her future. We have served families from all over the United States and are here to serve you and your struggling daughter.