Constant Change,Emotional Disorders and Adolescent Substance Abuse

The world is in constant transition. No one is more affected by this reality than teenagers. It seems that as soon as a new technology arrives on the scene it is immediately rendered obsolete. Becoming comfortable and secure with day to day routines is a seemingly impossible task. One possible result of this unpredictability is the dramatic surge in the rate of diagnoses for emotional and anxiety disorders. Increase in adolescent substance abuse is undoubtedly a product.

Teenagers and young adults have become progressively more susceptible to drug and alcohol abuse along with other forms of acting out. It seems that the more technological advances are made the more disconnected adolescents become. Young people are, by nature, insecure and in a constant state of transition. During this vulnerable stage in life people seek refuge rooted in strength. From where do people draw security? To whom does a young person turn? These are vital questions that need clear answers. As families break down and people become more divided and categorized, solutions to the issue of insecurity become elusive.

  • Drugs aren’t working.
  • Moral relativism leaves people wanting.
  • Denial of God has left an enormous void in humanity.
  • ¬†Obsession with all things material has created an incredible disconnect with fellow man.

Human beings, particularly young people, are emotionally lost. There is a solution to this crisis of emotion. It is the same answer that has been available to man from his emergence from the primordial soup. The problem is emotional, the solution is spiritual.

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Clint Stonebraker has worked in the substance abuse treatment field since 1987 and has been the owner of The Insight Program since 1993. Clint Stonebraker has overseen the expansion of Insight into Greensboro, Charlotte, and Raleigh North Carolina as well as growth in the Atlanta area. Clint is committed to providing quality care to individuals and families affected by substance abuse.