What Worked Best for Long Term Drug Intervention for Teen With Pot?

Question by Tamiami01: what worked best for long term drug intervention for teen with pot?
And how to get him interested in any program or counseling

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Answer by skiv_77
Hi there, I haven’t been in that situation however I have watched documentaries and did some study on the issue, both of which confirmed that the main cause the children to turn to drugs is an unhappiness in their home/family life or something which may have happened to them in the past. You should try to find out if something has in fact happened to him, or what has made him so unhappy in his life that he should turn to ruin the rest of it? Also lots of love and attention will help build his self esteem within himself, and maybe with that love he could learn to love himself and the people he is hurting by doing drugs.

Answer by HINDU
Addictions are not formed overnight. An addiction connotes a mental habit of becoming attached to something on which you have become dependent. We commonly think of drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, coffee etc. to be objects of addiction.

However, a habit can be as addictive; be it playing cards, sex, watching TV, gossiping, or anything else that you cannot help but do. If for some reason you are unable to indulge in the habit or activity to which you are addicted, it leads to tremendous discomfort, frustration, anger, or even unbearable physical pain (as in drug addiction).

Needless to say, all addictions are undesirable. Addiction builds its fetters around you making you an inmate in your self-created prison. If a simple thing like not having tea or coffee can spoil your day and make you unfit for efficient work, then whither enlightenment? When you give in to addictions, you give up freedom.

Habits or addictions spring from constant repetition of certain actions. These actions may have been repeatedly performed due to ignorance or under the influence of wrong judgement. Sometimes simple actions too have a snowballing effect. Habits become ingrained in the mind depending on how often they are repeated as well as the will of the person. A weak-willed person becomes a slave of habit sooner than a strong-willed person.

In order to overcome an addiction or undesirable habit, we have to adopt a ‘contrary’ approach. Here one needs to understand how an action that is opposite in nature to the pertinent habit will help. It may be next to impossible to wipe out a habit and let a vacuum or void take its place. In the beginning, we should strive to replace it with something positive.

For instance, if you smoke, it may a good idea to bite into a piece of clove or candy or something harmless instead. True freedom will never entail replacing a greater evil by a lesser evil, and yet practically, this may be very difficult to achieve except by a select few.

Let us also remember the basic facts about thoughts that influence action. In fact all action springs from thoughts. That is the seed and the cause to the effect.

The fact that every action is repeated is an indicator of the fact that the thought or thoughts behind it are repeated too. Thus to revert an action we have to revert our thoughts. By reiterating a positive thought we move easily towards the corresponding actions.

Thus, at a basic level we need to dive deep into the mind from where thoughts emerge. We need to consciously imbue the mind with positive thoughts or affirmations. To overcome a particular habit or addiction you need to formulate an appropriate affirmation which strengthens the corresponding positive qualities.

For instance, if you want to give up smoking, think of the positive state you would be in, when you are free of this habit. Say to yourself: “I am free. I am happy, healthy and poised. I can do whatever I want, whenever I wish, independently.” If you are given top frivolous gossiping and now feel it is time to shed this habit, affirm to yourself: “I am calm and filled with s deep silence. I turn inward to discover joy and freedom. I radiate friendliness and love to all.”

Repeat this regularly following the rules of affirmation outlined in this section, until it melts into your subconscious, from where by penetrating your superconscious it will automatically bounce back to start influencing your conscious physical and mental habits and thought patterns.

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