Recovering The SelfA Journal of Hope and Healing


When Your Kids are Struggling with Drugs

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It’s hard enough to deal with a family member’s addiction when that person is an adult. When the person is younger, it
can feel unbearable—especially if you are that person’s parent. The truth is that kids are exposed to drugs and alcohol at much younger ages than we were. Worse, the drugs that they are exposed to are far more potent than the drugs we learned about when we were kids.

When your child is dealing with an addiction, sometimes one of the best things that you can do is take a step back and trust that someone who is better trained in addiction and recovery will be able to help them “come back” to you.

There are two primary types of therapy for kids, teens and young adults who are trying to recover from an addiction: transitional housing and wilderness training. Both offer benefits to your child that might not be readily available at home but each helps in different ways. In the following infographic, we take a look at what each type of treatment is and how it may (or may not) benefit your child.

Remember: help is always available. If you have questions, there are always trained professionals who can help you figure out how to help your child have a safe and (hopefully) lasting recovery.

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