Discovering that your teen has been vaping may seem like a bit of a relief that it is not something worse, but there are serious notable dangers to be concerned about. Here at Rites of Passage, we want parents and caretakers to know that we offer wilderness therapy for vaping in the Northwest
to address this problem head-on.
Know the Signs of Vaping
It might not be easy to tell if your teen is vaping, especially because this is something teens can often hide rather easily. Vapes are easy to obtain, and it is often difficult to detect by scent like you would with cigarettes, marijuana, or alcohol. Some of the signs that you may want to keep in mind to look for that are tell-tale signs of vaping include:
- Nose irritation or nosebleeds
- Emotional imbalance, especially when they are not able to vape as often as they would like
- Increased thirst, including drinking more often or always being thirsty
- Sleep imbalances
- New smells - most teens use vaping products with sweet flavorings that can be detectable right after they vape
- Weight loss or a lack of appetite
- Using more gum or mints to try to cover their breath after vaping
When To Get Help
For many parents or caretakers, just knowing their teen is vaping is enough to seek treatment. However, it is imperative to get help when you notice that your teen is showing risky, addictive behavior, mood swings, and more.
Our participants are with caring staff and peers with our wilderness therapy programs to go through a variety of bonding activities amidst the beautiful northwest wilderness. This is all brought together with one-on-one counseling, peer counseling, family therapy sessions, and more.
Rites of Passage would like to talk with you about wilderness therapy for vaping in the Northwest
. Call us at 800-794-0980