Estimates from the N-SSATS and the TEDS report for SAMHSA show that there was not much difference in the abuse of illicit drugs between adolescent males and females. However, in case of marijuana, it was seen that adolescent males in Texas and also in Temple, TX, were more likely to abuse this particular drug, when compared to adolescent females, during the studied period. Another matter of major public health concern is the use of prescription drugs for non-medical purposes, among the adolescents in the state. It was seen that 66,000 males and 72,000 females among the adolescent population had used pain relievers for non-medical purposes, with not much difference between number of male and female users (7% of females to 6.3% of females).
Our directory listings of rehab centers in and around the areas of Temple, TX, can offer assistance to those who are trying to come out of such addictions. Professionals help addicts with all the traditional methods of detoxification and medications, as well as with therapy and counseling sessions and support groups. Addicts usually suffer from negative thought patterns and this makes them feel helpless. They must seek the help of professionals who can help them think positively and break this pattern. When they get confidence from such support groups, they are better able to handle temptations that they might meet in their daily life after leaving the centers.,
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