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The Problems Related to Suicide and Addiction Among Teens Overshadow COVID

Nickolaus Hayes By Nickolaus Hayes | Last Updated: 6 June 2024

The Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention promoted the general reopening of schools, highlighting the low coronavirus risk for children without a preexisting condition.

However, if children are out of school, it could lead to more serious issues and more children struggling with mental health and addiction. Kids who are not going to school and staying connected to something positive and productive are more likely to become involved in things that are the complete opposite.

Every year within the United States, there are a recorded 150,000 treatment admissions for adolescents under the age of 18, according to Drug Rehab Services.

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Substance abuse that goes untreated leads to countless issues that teens struggle with. According to the CDC, there have been more suicide deaths among high school students than deaths related to COVID-19. There are also greater deaths from a drug overdose that is above excess among adolescents.

Overall, the goal should be to get kids back to school and connect with friends, and support systems that help keep them physically and mentally healthy. It is estimated in the United States that over 22 million kids are struggling with addiction, and 95.5% of these children feel no need to seek out treatment.

The risk of suicide increases among teens who are struggling with addiction. It is essential that kids are connected to the support they need. Being out of school, the continued government interference, and not being able to socialize takes a toll.

Afterschool programs are essential, and kids staying connected with friends helps with preventing addiction and mental health issues. Also, suicide prevention in schools has helped save many lives. Overall, it is difficult to say what will happen, but there are more benefits to kids being in school than out.

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Nickolaus Hayes has been working with Drug Rehab Services for the past ten years. Over the past 15 years, he has remained connected to helping people who have been struggling with addiction. He first started working as an intake counselor at a drug rehabilitation center in 2005. During the five years as an intake counselor, he was able to help hundreds of people find treatment. Nickolaus was also fortunate to be able to work with professional interventionists, traveling across the country performing interventions. Over the many years being involved with Drug Rehab Services, he has been able to contribute through the written word. Nickolaus has seen first-hand what drugs and alcohol can do to a family and an addict. He remains dedicated to helping people stay informed about drugs and alcohol. Through the endless amount of information available on the internet, it is important to have current up-to-date facts about drug and alcohol abuse. His main focus is keeping the truth about drugs out there for everyone to access and read for themselves.