Self-medication is one of the many ways people young and old can sometimes turn to when looking to relieve stress, anxiety, unresolved trauma, depression, and other struggles of everyday life. It’s any time one tries to treat their own ailment without speaking to a doctor.
From peer pressure to the struggles of growing up to learning to deal with any of many problems, teens are especially likely to try self-medicating through a variety of substances. As parents and caregivers, it’s important to note there are several reasons that your teens may self-medicate. When