More and more the use of dangerous mind-altering drugs runs rampant with today’s teenagers. Unfortunately, once teens start using drugs their behavior becomes more and more out of control and their decisions become more and more risky. The end road for many teens who regularly use drugs is a loss of self-worth and general failure. Drug abuse often goes hand in glove with teen pregnancies, violence, poor academic performance, the deterioration of family relationships, teen suicide, and many other factors that contribute to teens generally failing in life. To counteract the negative effects of drug abuse troubled teens often must be removed from their home environment and placed in an environment like a therapeutic boarding school. If your son or daughter has fallen into a hole, we can help him or her to get out and back on solid ground.
Use of any of the following substances that becomes maladaptive and leads to impairment or distress: alcohol, amphetamines, marijuana, cocaine, hallucinogens, inhalants, nicotine, opioids, phencyclidines and sedatives. This disorder includes symptoms of tolerance, possible manifestation of withdrawal symptoms and the use of such substances must interfere with daily functioning.
**Note: This page is meant for informational purposes only. It is not a complete list of all disorders, but rather the most common disorders present in the youth that are served by the TWAI therapeutic boarding school. For further understanding and information about any of the above disorders, please consult the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-V-TR.