Drug Counseling for Teens in Orange County
If you live in Orange County and you don’t live under a rock, you know someone suffering from drug addiction. If you’re a teenager in Orange County, you probably know many people who are now or will soon be addicted to one or more drugs. Teenage drug use, including both street and prescription drugs, is a serious problem affecting families in all parts of society. Because of this, drug counseling for teens in Orange County is more prevalent today than ever before.
While physical addition is one aspect of drug use, often teens use drugs in reaction to emotional stress, whether or not they have acquired a physical addiction to the drug. Drug counseling for teens in Orange County or anywhere else for that matter, requires a thorough understanding of the psychological foundations of adolescent development that need also to be addressed.
According to the Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, teenagers at risk for developing serious alcohol and drug problems include:
- Teens with a family history of substance use disorders,
- Teens who are depressed,
- Teens who have low self-esteem, and
- Teens who feel like they don’t fit in, or are out of the mainstream.
Quite frankly, that description includes quite a large portion of Orange County adolescents. What’s wonderful to know is that Dr. Piper Walsh is a caring and compassionate Psychotherapist who understands this causal link and provides effective drug counseling for teens in Orange County. In the privacy of the therapy session, teens are able to talk candidly about the real issues that are at the foundation of their drug use. They can then begin to work on developing an understanding of how their drug abuse affects them and those they care about.In Dr. Walsh’s drug counseling for teens in Orange County, teens develop the tools to successfully manage the challenges that are a natural part of adolescent development. They develop healthy coping skills and understand what they can do to increase their self-confidence and develop life skills. For Drug counseling for teens in Orange County, your best resource is Dr. Piper Walsh. Dr. Walsh serves all areas of Orange County including San Clemente, Coto De Caza, Talega, Laguna Beach, Dana Point, Laguna Niguel, Capistrano Beach, San Juan Capistrano, Aliso Viejo, Mission Viejo, Lake Forest, and Ladera Ranch.