Teens have these addictions for a variety of complicated reasons including:
- To fit in
- To be accepted
- To change an image
- To feel more social
- To get in with a specific clique of peers
- To feel excited when bored
- To distance themselves from family
- To provide distance from school problems
- To relax from pressures of everyday life
- To gain confidence and loosen inhibitions
- To boost self-esteem
- To feel less lonely
- To “numb” feelings
- To feel important
- To feel less depressed
- To feel less anxious
- To rebel
- To seem “cool”
The Teen Addictions & Recovery Workbook contains six separate sections to help participants learn more about themselves as well how addictions are impacting their lives.
- Do I Overdo My Habits? Scale helps individuals explore those types of habits they tend to overdo and identify ways to overcome these negative habits.
- Am I Likely to be Addicted? Scale helps individuals examine if they have a constellation of personality traits that predispose them to various addictions.
- Am I Addicted? Scale helps individuals to determine the level of their addiction to substances, activities and/or thought and behaviors.
- Am I Relapsing? Scale helps individuals identify the changes in thinking, feeling and behavior that accompany relapse.
- Can I Stop? Scale helps individuals define a clearer picture of the excuses that they may be using to continue their addiction and guides them to ways they can stop.
- Change and Recovery Scale helps individuals explore the level of self-discipline and will power they have in combating addictions.