Peer Pressure and Drug Use
By Stonewater Recovery · 2 minute read
Peer pressure is a term often used lightly. A kid on the playground challenges another child to eat bubblegum off the ground. Yet, this type of pressure goes well beyond simple antics like this. Teens, especially are at risk for peer pressure and drug use. If you're using drugs because your friends are, you're putting yourself at risk for someone else. Don't do it. Instead, turn to Stonewater Recovery for help. To learn more about our options for adolescent drug addiction treatment, contact Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center today by calling 662.373.2828.
Peer Pressure and Drug Use Is CommonPeer pressure is a part of any type of social situation. In teens, there is often a feeling that you may not be a part of a group if you do not engage in activities they do. Your teen may feel like he has to try using drugs or he will seem weak or not as tough as others. His friends may even call him boring or afraid. Such behavior goes a long way to convincing a teen to do things he didn't originally intend to. Peer pressure doesn't go away as a person gets older, either. In adult years, people still feel that sense of having to do something to fit in. When you realize this, you may understand just how important it is for your teen to stand his ground and say no now. Here's what your teen really needs to know. He can take control of his choices, what goes into his body, and what behaviors he should engage in. He controls the risks he is willing to take. He doesn't have to put his life on the line because his friend thinks he should.
Is Your Child at Risk?If you have an older teen, peer pressure and drug use are probably part of his or her life. Even if they are not using substances, they may know who is and how to get access to drugs if they were pressured into it. That's why it is so important to have a conversation with your teens about the risks of peer pressure and drug use now. If you are already facing drug addiction in your child, there is help available to you. Once you realize there is a risk present, and that your child needs you to help them through this difficult process, you'll have the tools and resources available to help you.
We Offer the Guidance You NeedWhen peer pressure and drug use influence your future and health, it's time to make changes. Our team can provide you with the tools to do this. We offer:
- Drug detox services
- Residential treatment programs
- Experiential therapy programs
- Aftercare recovery programs
- Individual and group therapy