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According to national studies, many young people experiment with or use alcohol and/or illicit drugs. Experimentation during adolescence is not uncommon, but substance use can quickly become dangerous and lead to serious problems. Effective treatment can help young people stop using, avoid relapse and recover their lives with more stability with their families, friends, schools, activities and jobs.
At Peace Hospital, adolescents report marijuana as their “drug of choice,” followed by alcohol and prescription painkillers. They report that the main reason for substance use is because of feeling “stressed, nervous, tense, full of worries or problems,” and many report they live with family members who use substances and/or have substance use problems as well.
Children’s Peace Center at Peace Hospital offers treatment for adolescents struggling with substance use problems. We involve family members in family therapy and substance abuse education because we know that this improves the well being of the whole family. In addition to individualized treatment, Peace Hospital offers a free weekly family education program, “Families Living with Drug/Alcohol Addiction,” that is open to family members of current patients and to anyone in the community.
We’re here to help. If you or someone you love is experiencing symptoms of depression, please contact Peace Hospital for an assessment and assistance with treatment options call 502-451-3333.
UofL Health - Peace Hospital
2020 Newburg Rd.
Louisville, KY 40205
Assessment and Referral Center: 502-451-3333
Open 24/7 - Walk-ins welcome