Teenage Early Intervention
The importance of early intervention programmes
When it comes to rehabilitation, there is no such thing as ‘too late’ for an individual because anyone of any age can be helped out of addiction. However, if substance abuse or behavioural issues begin early on in life, they can become far more difficult to treat the longer they go on.
Finding a way out of addiction before it starts to seriously affect your child’s and your family’s life is important and should be as stress free as possible to ensure that an addiction does not resurface.
Take action sooner rather than later
Teenage early intervention is crucial to guarantee the best recovery possible, so it is reassuring to know that the addictions of young people are taken seriously and handled with great care. An early intervention programme is a gentle way of rehabilitating a teen and can help them to break free from substance and behavioural abuse, without uprooting and drastically changing their everyday lives.
When most people think of rehabilitation, they imagine someone being carried away to the middle of nowhere, where they have no contacts other than that of specialists and those who are also seeking help for addiction.
This is certainly not the case when it comes to teenage early intervention programmes. Teenagers can be fragile and are often at a turning point in their lives, where they stop being a child and start becoming their own person. Too much isolation or chaos can be counterproductive for rehabilitation and that’s why teenage programmes are specially designed to combine a regular teen life with professional rehabilitation.
Programs are created for the individual
Intervention programmes include carefully thought out, in-depth advice on how to make healthier and ultimately more rational lifestyle choices. This advice is given so that they can begin to understand why their current lifestyle choices will be so detrimental to their health in the future. The advice is tailored to teens and gives them guidance on how to change their behaviour without belittling or patronising their intelligence.
It’s also reassuring to know that teenage early intervention will not stop your child from getting an education, as there are specialised programmes that allow your child to complete their learning in an environment better suited to them.
Most importantly of all, an early intervention program will ensure that as family, you are given peace of mind about your child’s condition by expert addiction and rehabilitation specialists.
Take the first step and contact ADT Healthcare
Taking those first steps can be hard but it is imperative not to let your child’s substance or behavioural addiction get out of control. Teenage early intervention programmes are the best option to give you, your family and your child their life back for good.
If you are concerned that you or someone you care about is suffering from an addiction, help is at hand. ADT Healthcare can give you help and advice about any and all addictions including alcohol, drugs, gambling, sex, shopping, eating disorders, video games and many more. Call 0800 088 66 86 or fill out the 'Request Call Back' form to the right.