Teens Failing To Recognize Dangers Of Prescription Medication

Released on: April 18, 2012, 1:55 am
Industry: Healthcare

NEW YORK, -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- Recent trends are proving more disturbing as teens' attitudes towards prescription drug use are becoming increasingly ambivalent.

The dangers of prescription drug abuse seemed to have been making some headway in recent years, but statistics show that teenagers are showing more mixed feelings, and sometimes even confusion, regarding prescription drug abuse.

The widespread use of prescription pain killers can be, understandably, confusing for teens and young adults, begins a spokesperson for Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center . It's difficult to understand how a substance that is readily prescribed by doctors and regularly used by their parents and/or grandparents can be so detrimental to them. What teens and young adults fail to understand is that although the medications may be prescribed by a physician and purchased at the local drug store, they can be dangerous when taken by someone for whom they have not been prescribed. We need to make sure that we effectively communicate the facts to teenagers and make certain that we be very careful when and if we are required to use such medications.

If you feel that your teen or young adult is struggling with prescription medication abuse, alcohol abuse or any other type of substance abuse, Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center can help you effectively and gently assist them to confront their abuse issues through professional intervention services. Our team can make it easier for an addict and his or her family to make the entry into substance abuse treatment and into a comprehensive family care program. Mountainside specializes in giving families the tools necessary to rebuild the bonds that have been broken through addiction. Their treatment recovery program is recognized as one of the most comprehensive and individualized in the treatment field.

Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center is a modern drug rehab facility that is skilled in serving a variety of clients with various addictions and in varying stages of addiction. The caring, compassionate team is made up of licensed and certified social workers and counselors who have extensive experience and specialty in the addiction treatment field. In addition, the staff includes a Nurse Practitioner, as well as a Registered Nurse, both of whom also have specializations and experience within the field of addiction treatment and alcohol rehab.

Mountainside also provides services for those individuals who come to them with dual diagnoses and require the services of a Psychiatrist to help conquer the unique challenges that dual diagnosis brings.

For the past 13 years, Mountainside has established itself as an innovator within the addiction treatment field, and the treatment modalities Mountainside utilizes are regarded as among the most cutting-edge approaches in helping individuals to get, and to remain, sober. As a result of their unique, innovative approaches to addiction treatment, Mountainside has become the model for the addiction treatment field.

The program, along with its professional addiction treatment team, have earned national recognition and resulted in Mountainside being invited to Washington by the White House to meet with the White House Drug Czar, John P. Walters, for an in-depth meeting on what makes its program so successful. These accolades did not go unnoticed within the addiction treatment field and resulted in the adoption by many throughout the country of a more holistic approach to drug addiction treatment.

If you or someone you love is addicted to drugs or alcohol, or if you have any questions, please contact Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center for a confidential inquiry at 800-762-5433.

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