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The Addictions Coach: Heroin Use Among Suburban Teens




What happened to the days that suburban teens looked forward to their next soccer game or video game among friends? What happened to innocent teen dances and sleep overs? I wish I could tell you and I wish I wasn’t the deliverer of some of the most alarming news and facts in recent years. Heroin use among suburban teens is on a dramatic climb!

Other avenues include young child athletes who get hurt in their sport and are prescribed pain pills to get through the injury. Once their script runs out, some of them will turn to heroin and begin a life-long struggle with the drug. In total, 17% of high school kids use drugs during the school day and 86% of high school kids were fully aware of other kids abusing drugs during the school day. Years ago, not too many problems were plaguing suburban teens. Today, however, high school students that live in suburbs are one of the most at-risk groups for heroin abuse in the United States.

As a side note, another trend or “piece of the puzzle” is Social Media. According to recent statistics 75% of students who see their friends engaging in drug or alcohol use [partying] state that they are more likely to do the same. Another additional piece of information is that those who are left alone at night without parental supervision also are more likely to engage in drug or alcohol usage.

We here at Top Recovery Coaches and Life Coaching for Drug and Alcohol Addiction realize that it is mandatory that we focus a majority of our efforts on helping get these kids clean and keep them clean. If you have a child who is using heroin, contact us at the site above for immediate help!

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