Teenage Addictions - Reasons - Effects - Recovery

Teenage Addictions | How To Deal With Your Children

(Last Updated On: March 28, 2019)

Teenage addictions can set the tone for a lifetime. Growing up teenagers face many difficulties and experience a variety of social, mental, and emotional changes. 

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Teenage Addictions – Reasons – Effects – Recovery

Sometimes teenagers find it difficult to share their problems with family and friends. That lead to intense mood swings, anxiety, depression and other psychological problems. Parents should be careful about the activities of their kids and ensure that they do not fall into any kind of addictions, friendship with bad habit people.

Teenage Addictions

This video story of one teen reveals how addiction takes hold and turns this youth into a drug addict. Remember, Teenage addictions can be prevented by supportive parents.

Addicts need a support system and professional medical help. Click To Tweet

Bad Environments Cause Teenage Addictions

In the video story, divorced parents cause stress to the child, and that leads her to find love and support from friends. In that journey, she walks through the wrong path, guided by bad friends. So in this story, parents, situations and bad environments cause teenage addictions.

When getting divorced, do the couples think about the future of their children? Click To Tweet

When getting divorced, do the couples think about the future of their children? Most times, No. When children do not get the love and affection of their parents, they find new ways and friends to remove stress and find happiness. Sometimes that push them to addictions.

Not only divorce but also unhealthy family relations can cause stress and lead to teenage addictions. So, always think about your children and keep your family healthy and happy, be cautious about the behaviour of your children and their friend circle.

Keep your family healthy and happy, be cautious about the behaviour of your children and their friend circle. Click To Tweet

How Teenage Addictions Happens

This video is made to help teens and their families avoid the painful path of addiction. Watch this video to understand how addiction starts and how to prevent it.

The Addicted Brain – Science of Addiction

In this video, you can learn what Dopamine is, how it works in the brain, and how psychoactive substances affect this neurotransmitter. The basics of the science behind what addiction does to the brain, from the prefrontal cortex to the limbic system to the midbrain.

Identify Teenage Addictions

Do you fear that your teenager is struggling with an addiction problem? Teenage is often a complicated time for teenagers and their parents because at this stage kids can fall into bad habits and addictions. Reasons can be many such as the curiosity to know, learn and test new things, ways to relax from stress, social reasons, bad environments and friends. No matter what the reason is, it is important to identify an addiction problem and solve as early as possible. 
Smartphone addiction is a major problem many children are facing and it affects their study, mental health and life. 

You teach your child to speak, walk and eat, but do you teach to embrace healthy and positive attitudes and behaviours in adolescence? Click To Tweet

Teenage is the period of experiencing many things the first time. If you give proper guidance to choose only the good and avoid the bad, your child will not get into any wrong path or addictions. That will help the child to make a strong and good foundation for a successful life.

Alcoholism And Drug Abuse In Teenagers –
Megan Hanley

Megan Hanley shares her own insight and experiences on drugs influence on teens.

Teach your kids to accept and follow only the good and reject the bad. Click To Tweet

How to face teenage addiction

  • Teenagers often have difficulty in accepting criticism hence instead of criticising express how you feel bad about the problem.
  • Encourage and give the time to the teenager to express own views about the situation and problem.
  • Find out the exact or possible reasons that could be behind the problem.
  • Take a few seconds to think before acting. Always applaud efforts and successes of your teenager.
  • Establish boundaries that cannot be overstepped. 
  • Make aware your teen about the dangers that may lurk on the journey to adulthood.

Kids Meet A Kid In Recovery From Addiction

In this video, a young man narrating his life story of addiction and recovery, He wants to get sober and change his life around and go onto the path he’s meant to be on. He is humble and open-minded to the kids and telling them to stay or stray away from the warning and signs. 

How to Talk to Your Teen About Drugs & Drug Addiction

This Infographic, a guide, explaining how to talk to a teenager about drugs and drug abuse.


Identify teenage addictions and start proper treatment at an early stage to save the life of your children. Parents and teachers are the best people to help recovery from teenage addictions. Recovery is so hard, it is not linear, but it is possible. You will be able to one day call yourself “recovered” instead of “recovering”.

You will be proud of the success of your child and also having invested your valuable time and energy into the well-being of the child. When you deny his/her wishes to do something, they may feel sad, but when your teen becomes a successful adult, he or she will realise the truth and will be thankful to you for your care and support. 

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