Often times, it is very difficult to people to own up to their problems, particularly if it is one that could make them stigmatized or scorned at.

When it comes to the issue of abuse, people do not like talking about it and the reason for this is because a good number of them are on the verge of addiction.

For some people, they know that acknowledging their abuse problem might be an avenue for others to say hurtful things. So, they would rather keep to themselves than say anything.

People who do not accept their abuse problem often end up getting addicted. And at this stage it becomes difficult to bring them back to the sober lane.

One of the major advantages of accepting your abuse problem is that, it shows your readiness to accept help even though you are not excited about it.

The fact is, an abuse process is an enjoyable one that is done at the detriment of other productive and crucial events. Simply put, when an individual is undergoing an abusive act, they revel in the beauty of the moment.

This sends a signal to the reward system of the brain that there is an activity that keeps the brain happy and engaged. So, as time goes on, the individual would want to please himself and an addictive habit slowly begins to form.

If you know someone who has an abuse problem, it is best that you start by approaching them with love instead of prejudice. One effective way to make them reason with you, is to avoid condemning them. People who abuse substances and behaviors tend to shy away from people who say hurtful things to them.

So, when you approach lovingly, it becomes easy for you to suggest treatment help to them, and you can be sure that they will give it a thought over and over again. This would be you lending a helping hand to someone who did not see a reason to seek help in the first place.  


For parents, one of the toughest things there is, is looking out for your teenager. The teenage years is a delicate period of their lives because they will make some decisions that would serve as the bedrock for the rest of their lives.

This is why it is advised that parents are on the lookout for their teenagers helping them make the right decisions.

The rate of abuse and addiction among teenagers is on the surge and this is something that parents need to concern themselves with. Not all teenagers are well informed on the dangers attached to abuse so they will readily accept to abuse substances or behaviors as the case maybe.

They will only realize later in life that their lives have been endangered in the process.

Parents need to watch out for the kind of friends that their teenagers keep. They need to be sure that they are sober friends who have sober parents living in sober environments. Only with this, will they be certain that their children are in safe hands.

It is imperative for parents to always educate their teenagers on the ills of abuse and addiction. There is a chance that teenagers might want to act rebellious at some point. Eventually, they will realize that it is for their own good.

A parent that is not observant and watchful might have his or herself to be blamed at the end of the day. Hence, it is vital to always keep in touch with your teenagers.

Always know what they are up to and get involved in the latest trend. A parent who is well informed would have no problem getting a teenager to open up to him or her.

To wrap it up, parents have a big responsibility to their teenagers. It is crucial that they assist their teenagers in making the right decisions that would serve as a great foundation for their future. When they become adults, they will be grateful for your input.