Teenagers are very easy to influence, especially from their friends. That is why we always need to know what kind of friends they have. If only we can follow them throughout their day so we know what they are up to and who they are hanging out with. Since we cannot do that we need to remain an integral part of their lives without interfering with their individuality. Even with all we do kids will be kids and that means they will eventually do what they want and not what you try to tell them. Even if their friends are not into drugs, they may still get addicted through other sources.
If this is the case with your child then you need to consider an aggressive approach to the situation. Drug rehabilitation is a nasty word to a lot of people, especially teens, but tough love is in order here and it is time to take action. Start with the many local clinics available and see if they are properly qualified and motivated to help your child and lead him or her on the right track. If you feel you have found a winner, then check their backgrounds. Some facilities have a reputation for treating their patients poorly and are only concerned about making a lot of money. Others have a genuine concern for their patients but simply do not have the experience needed for a successful transformation.
Sometimes the best form of drug rehabilitation is a camp or university setting. Many of these facilities are actually built in the middle of nowhere, like a desert. This is done so the patient is not motivated to flee the premises. If they leave, where are they going to go? These atmospheres provide plenty of stimulation to keep the patients from exploring alternatives, like running away, or drug abuse thoughts. Horseback riding, tennis, and even rollerblading are just some of the many activities made available to patients. Plus, these drug rehabilitation facilities are staffed with experienced nurses who know what it is like to have an addiction.
The point is you should realize if your teenager is a drug addict all is not lost. There are plenty of options available to you that will help your child regain what was lost. They will no doubt hate you at first, but after all is said and done, both you and your son or daughter will be better off for it.