Teenage Rehab - Physical Treatment
The use of illicit drugs, misuse of common drugs and misuse of alcohol can result in serious physical damage to a teen's young developing body. Such teens definitely require specialized physical treatment to enable them achieve full physical body development.
A newly admitted drug and alcohol addicted teen is taken through medical and nutritional evaluation. The medical evaluation is intended to provide the necessary information on the level of physical functioning and general health. Nutritional evaluation is intended to provide information on the nutritional needs a teen requires to help in the recovery and development of the affected physical parts of the body.
Teenage rehab centers are well equipped to provide teen physical treatment requirements. The treatment therapies available include:
- Recreational therapy - All teens with physical problems are encouraged to participate in recreational activities with others. This is intended to make their affected body parts strong and be able to develop further. Such physical activities coupled with the necessary nutritional diet helps in fast recovery and development of affected body parts.
- Acupuncture - This is one of the safest physical therapies with the capacity to have a long-term effect on teens with drug and alcohol addiction problems. Acupuncture has been established to reduce the possibility of a teen relapsing back into drugs and alcohol by as much as 33%.
- Yoga - Several teenage rehab centers have included the practice of yoga in treating physically affected teens. The yoga practice helps in the repair and development of overall physical health. The practice is conducted by certified yoga instructors specially trained in handling addicted teens.
- Massage - Drug and alcohol teens are usually tense and anxious. Physical massage helps a lot in addressing tension and anxiety. Most teenage rehab centers therefore use therapeutic massage as one way of physical intervention in treating teens physically affected. The tension within the teens needs to be released so as to reverse any negative behavior present and through physical massage, this is achieved easily. Therapeutic massage sessions are conducted by certified massage therapists.
While there are several other physical therapies available in teenage rehab centers, parents with addicted teens and who have been physically affected need to ascertain the right physical treatment therapies available rather than letting their teens undergo general physical therapies. Certain physical damages may require more specialized treatment therapies that may not be available in teenage rehab centers.
It may also be necessary for such parents to seek advice from specialized medical professionals as any visible physical damage may have effect on internal organs of a teen and subjecting such a teen to general physical therapies may not achieve the desired results.
Treating physically affected addicted teens may be an expensive undertaking, especially if specialized treatment is the only option. Because of this, parents need to take all the necessary steps to ensure that their teens do not get involved in doing drugs and misuse alcohol. To achieve this, parents need to be very close to their teens and understand them. This way, parents are in a position to immediately notice behavior changes that may occur if their teens get involved in drugs.