Parents of troubled teens with criminal behaviors should seek help immediately, this includes troubled teens that have been part of youth correctional facilities or juvenile court. Residential treatment centers and substance abuse treatment centers can help troubled teens with criminal behaviors. It is important for parents to watch for signs in troubled teens acting out of control with criminal behaviors.
Although there is no specific cause for troubled teens to have criminal behavior there are factors that can place troubled teens at risk for criminal behaviors. Factors that affect criminal behavior in troubled teens include drug or substance abuse, mental health, peer pressure, and abuse (sexual, emotional and physical). However there is help for troubled teens struggling with criminal behavior.
Treatment centers, residential or substance abuse treatment, are safe, structured and secure facilities for troubled teens. These facilities help troubled teens get to the bottom of their underlying issues behind their criminal behavior. Underlying issues behind criminal behavior could be substance abuse, gang affiliations, mental disorders, and negative peer groups.
Troubled teens that have drug or substance abuse and addictions are more likely to have criminal behaviors. Statistics have shown that troubled teens that are involved in drug or substance abuse or have gang affiliations are more likely to have criminal behaviors. Drug or substance abuse affects troubled teens with criminal behavior for two primary reasons. One being troubled teens using criminal behaviors to obtain them. Second reason is troubled teens under the influence of drugs or other substances participate in criminal behavior.
Mental health is another factor that comes into play when dealing with troubled teens and criminal behavior. Troubled teens suffering from depression or bipolar disorder, along with many other mental disorders, can participate in criminal behavior. Often times mental disorders combined with drug or substance abuse can impair judgement even more.
Finally peer pressure or negative peer groups can have a detrimental effect on troubled teens and criminal behavior. Peers can influence usually well behaved teens to become troubled teens involved with criminal behavior. It is important for parents of teens to observe the peer group their child has chosen to be apart of.
When it comes to criminal behavior and troubled teens it is important for parents to get their child help and therapeutic treatment as soon as possible. Residential treatment centers are facilities that can provide a structured and caring environment for teens to receive therapy and counseling for their issues. Substance abuse treatment centers can help get to the bottom of drug and substance abuse. Often times these centers provide the 12-step program for recovery.