September brings with it not only a change in weather but also a celebration of resilience and transformation. That’s why there’s no better time for National Recovery Month. This month brings opportunities to speak up about youth substance abuse, advocate for recovery, and move toward healing.
Adolescence is a vulnerable time, with peer pressure and the desire to fit in leading young people down dangerous paths. Nearly 35% of teens say they have had at least one alcoholic drink before age 20, while almost half of 12th graders have tried marijuana.
National Recovery Month is a valuable opportunity to have open conversations with teens about making healthy choices.
There’s no shame in recovery, healing, and a better quality of life. If your teen is already on a path of addiction or abuse, it’s not too late to help. Our in-house youth substance abuse program in Ricmond creates a safe, non-judgmental space for your teen to overcome addiction and build healthy habits and decision-making skills for a lifetime. Contact us today to learn more.
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