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According to national studies, many adolescents 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 them stop using, avoid relapse and recover their lives with more stability with their families, friends, schools, activities and jobs.
At UofL Health – 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.
Know the Signs of Underage Drinking and Drug Use
Adolescents Can and Do Lead Drug Free Lives
Peace Hospital offers treatment for adolescents struggling with substance use. We involve family members in family therapy and substance use education because we know that this improves the well-being of the whole family.
We’re Here to Help
If you or someone you love is experiencing symptoms of substance abuse, please contact Peace Hospital for a no charge assessment and assistance with treatment options.