Possibly, the only time you hear about drugs and addiction is on TV or stories about your neighbors or family members. However, a drug addict in the making could be hatching in your home even without your knowledge. Our modern lifestyles have reduced us to busy bees with more than one job, bills, shopping and sleep to mind about that the teenager in the house could be taking care of himself or herself and filling in the lack of love with drugs and substance abuse from the wrong company. Rather than talk and help your kid with drug abuse and addiction when he or she is on her way to the rehab, you might want to start now.
This does not entail having a camera spying on everything your teenager is doing around the house, especially in his or her room. It is a chance to know your teen better, especially if he or she hides you from anything a parent should know. Many parents who have installed some form of software in their children’s PC come to realize they have secret life no one knows about. Such information helps you as a parent to make better judgement and deal with a volcano before it erupts, destroying the life of your child and your relationship with him or her. You might end up knowing when parties are meant to happen in your home or your neighbors, the wrong friends, your teen trusts and the kind of things done on the side. You will be able to know the subjects you need to talk about, the right warnings worth issuing including saying no for the good of the teenager. Probably she will think you have eyes on her back whether in school or in the street. Nonetheless, ensure the teen does not come to know about the spy software otherwise it could strain your relationship.
Drug Testing Risk
With the right drug testing kits, your kids will understand how serious you take drugs and substance abuse. It is also a wonderful chance to give your boy or girl the chance to say no or yes, while removing the chances of your child, giving in to the pressure from the wrong company of experimenting on alcohol and other substances. In other words, you will be giving your precious teen the chance to make the right decision. You are telling him or her everything has a repercussion. If a pre-teen or a teen is using drugs, they will always hide it from parents. If your fears are just hunches and suppositions, you can come with drug testing kits and tell everyone at home it is your own, but convince everyone, including your teen, to take one. You can then let everyone know you have unused drug testing kits at home and you could demand a test at any time.
If you do not seek ways of counselling your teenagers and preteens about drugs and substance abuse, your child could be terribly raped, harmed or killed especially if those providing the drugs have ulterior motives. Research indicates that the average family in the United States spends around $10,000 on DWI/DUI.
This article is written by Danny who works as a counsellor at a rehab center in Dallas Texas.