Teen Opioid Abuse is a very serious condition and requires professional Teen Opioid Abuse Treatment, as early as possible, in order to minimize the severity of effects. The Opioid prescription drugs teens most often abuse are those prescribed as pain killers, either following a surgery or to people who are suffering from severe, chronic pain. In this sense, prescription Opioid drugs are extremely strong substances, with severe effects. The most commonly abused opioid drugs among adolescents include: Hydrocodone, Morphine, Codeine, Fentanyl, Oxycodone, Hydromorphone, Demerol, Methadone, and more.
Most often, Teen Opioid Abuse constitutes teens taking prescription opioids which were not prescribed to them. Teen take the opioids in order to experience a high, which is characterized by feelings of relaxation, euphoria, and extreme pleasure. This effect is produced by the opioids attaching to receptors in the brain, in order to diminish feelings of pain.
Teen Opioids Abuse is extremely dangerous for a number of reasons. First of all, opioids are highly addictive, to the degree where teens can even become addicted after just one use. In some cases, because teens’ brains will build tolerance to the drugs over time, thereby requiring more of it to achieve the same high, and because of this, teens opioid abuse can often lead to Teen Heroin Abuse. This same habit associated with Teen Opioid Abuse can also of course make teens extremely vulnerable to overdose. Moreover, because of the powerful effect opioids have directly on the brain, the drug can have extremely negative effects on teens’ developing brains.
Paradigm Treatment Centers Teen Opioid Abuse Treatment
At Paradigm Treatment Centers, we provide residential treatment for a wide number of mental health and substance abuse conditions, including Teen Opioid Abuse Treatment. As with all our treatment plans, we design each Teen Opioid Abuse Treatment process individually, by assessing the full range of teens’ current needs and goals. This of course first includes supporting teens to achieve the immediate discontinued use of opioids and we also provide oversight and support, throughout any potential withdrawal symptoms teens might experience. Beyond the problematic opioid abuse behaviors, our Teen Opioid Abuse Treatment plans are designed to support teens to observe and process what kinds of deeper emotional and mental stressors and struggles they’re experiencing, which may be connected to the drug use, either consciously or unconsciously. Our therapists work with teens to help them make these insights and connections, so that they can recover and heal on the deepest levels.
At the same time, our Teen Opioid Abuse Treatment plans also incorporate a number of group therapy sessions and supplemental support services. By providing an array of therapeutic opportunities in which teens can engage, this helps to ensure that we meet each teen’s individual and unique needs. Moreover, it also serves to help teens discover new, fresh ways to engage with the matters they’re processing. As part of our Teen Opioid Abuse Treatment we also provide teens with supplemental services, such as those designed to help teens with academic struggles, sibling support services, peer relationship and/or social challenges, our Young Athletes program, and more. In this sense Paradigm Treatment Centers goes above and beyond just helping teen achieve sobriety and works to help teens grow and heal as people.