Shawna Meredith, Admissions Director, Life-Line
Adolescent Treatment Center.
In today’s world, it’s all too common for teens to make bad decisions. Even the best kids – perhaps some you know and love – can lose their way. Life-line helps both teens and their families make positive changes for life.
Warning signs a teen is in trouble and needs help:
a. Deterioration in school performance:
declining grades, increased truancy, apathy, decreased extracurricular activities.
b. Downward shift in peers:
lifelong friends are replaced by new friends that the child is reluctant to have you meet. Your child may also be hanging out with friends that you do not approve of.
c. Deterioration of family relationships:
family conflict, curfew violation, aggressive behavior toward parents and siblings, constant breaking of rules, blaming others for their problems, spending more and more time away from home.
d. Self-destructive behavior:
cutting, suicial ideation; talk or attempt. Risky, impulsive and compulsive behaviors.
e. Involvement with the law:
drug related charges (possession, public intoxication, DUI), vandalism, shoplifting, etc.
f. Change in personal habits:
sudden mood changes, apathy, eating and sleeping disturbances, poor hygiene, change in church attendance, defiance toward authority.
g. Evidence of drug use:
drug paraphernalia, unknown substances in plastic bags, extensive use of eye drops, cologne/incense to mask odor, drunken or stoned behavior, unexplained.
Life-Line Adolescent Treatment Center
1130 W. Center Street
North Salt Lake, UT 84054
801-936-4000 Fax: 801-936-8975
“When Good Kids Make Bad Choices”