If you or your teen or young adult is struggling with a substance abuse problem, our Boise adolescent treatment center is the best resource to utilize to begin your recovery journey.
Millions of Americans struggle with a substance abuse problem, addiction, and alcoholism each year. Addiction has become such a troubling issue that President Trump issued a public health emergency in 2017 to address the ongoing problems caused by the opiate epidemic. Drug overdoses have become the leading cause of accidental death among Americans age 50 and younger, demonstrating the potentially fatal consequences addiction can cause.
Unfortunately, even occasional and recreational use can lead to physical and psychological dependence. Teens and young adults face unique hurdles when it comes to addiction because the logical reasoning centers in your brain don’t fully develop until your mid-to-late 20s. This delay makes adolescents more prone to making dangerous and risky decisions, which includes experimenting with drugs and alcohol.