In Iowa, in 2010, 53.8% of those who were admitted for substance abuse treatment were between the ages of 12-30. 21-25 year olds made up the largest bloc of youth admitted. According to SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration), the most popular substances for which youth were admitted for treatment were marijuana and heroin. These years are vital stages in life development; these ages are when one is finishing school, starting or finishing college or beginning work. Addiction to alcohol and/or drugs can damage and derail a life. If you believe that your dependence on these substances is spinning out of control, get treatment.
If you think your child may be on drugs or addicted to alcohol, if their behavior has become unusual and inconsistent, if valuables have gone missing from the home, if your child has very obviously got worse in school or college, you should to speak to them about seeking treatment for substance abuse. Our website has a comprehensive list of substance abuse treatment facilities in Iowa. Some of which cater only to youth. Look over the list today and call a treatment center to ask advice, gain more information and find out about treatment options. Kick the habit before it grows.
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