Bombarded by online ads, requests from active support groups and general media; young teens and children are constantly exposed to the idea that Marijuana-POT-is not only acceptable, but widespread and popular. Most teens feel peer pressure when confronted with Marijuana and succumb to the group mentality when presented with an offer to smoke. This is due mostly to the unfounded and confusing idea that this drug is harmless due to it growing naturally just about anywhere in the world along with the legalization in several countries and U.S cities.
With a long and storied history behind it, Marijuana has seen a resurgence of use and even medical recommendations through out the United States in recent years. When used with medical supervision marijuana has seen a rise in treatments for Cancer and Aids, unfortunately this has also provided casual users a method of bypassing laws for their own selfish purposes and encouraging widespread use in the U.S. While opinions differ and arguments can be made for both legalization and continued prohibition, what is lost to most politicians, activists and backers is that use is not propagating in the medical field alone, but with today’s youth in the form of abuse.
In fact Marijuana will adversely affect the average teen’s mental, physical and spiritual growth by increasing the amounts of dopamine the brain receives. Adolescence is a critical time for future brain development with findings that are yet another warning for adolescents who experiment with this type of drug use. The teen Marijuana abuser attempts to suppress reality and the angst of basic urges with the use of marijuana. This will lead to the underdevelopment of emotions, poor academic achievements, sports and other typical activities which would normally take place in a teen’s life and development.
Teens who have found themselves turning more and more to Marijuana to control daily stress and life in general typically have yet to learn any other form of release for stress and common day to day behavior. With this in mind Beachcomber founder James A. Bryan’s primary consideration when he drew upon his unique interpretations for addiction treatment was to establish an in-depth, professionally monitored holistic treatment center.
The Holistic Approach has always been at the forefront of treatment methods due to its spiritual reinforcement and emotional support system. Although dependence dictates how the process of treatment and recovery is applied, without holistic measures to support the mind and body withdrawal may become inevitable. Residents at The Beachcomber are offered close attention to body, mind and spirit as part of every day activity, so rarely do individuals note subtle changes taking place while a resident.
The values we accumulate over a lifetime define spirit and usually fall one-by-one as dependency grows more commanding. A teen’s urge to self-destruct is symptomatic of the addiction illness and this brings decline in spirituality which can lead to harder drugs and expanded addiction.
If instead of providing a teen with additional drugs to suppress the need for marijuana or to address what many parents feel is a deficit disorder, anxiety dysfunction or other termed Youth Affliction we focus our teens on natural methods of bypassing stress and dealing with everyday life, they will naturally overcome their addiction and continue with their growing up.
Spirituality is a clear component of The Beachcomber treatment program!
The body cures as a determined schedule of activities restores order and light to the darkened regions where chemical dependency had prevailed.
Along with Florida’s tropical climate & utilizing holistic methods such as Tai-Chi, Yoga, Acupuncture & Light Sound treatments along with a trained staff in a lush and peaceful environment, the Beachcomber has established itself as a leader in addiction treatment for all ages.
“To walk the walk and talk the talk” applies at The Beachcomber from the first day. At almost any location on the property tropic beauty strikes our vision. Then, in moments of serenity, we detect the rhythm of the surf or the splash of a nearby fountain. Such impressions are recalled in later years and the cry of sea birds may accompany us whenever we stroll on warm sands.
As the days unfold at The Beachcomber hearts and minds heal from the most devastating of experiences.