How The Right Step Can Help You Help a Teen Overcome Addiction Not long ago on his television program, Dr. Phil McGraw \u2013 yes, THAT Dr. Phil \u2013 arranged an intervention on a teen named Brandon in the hope that he could help Brandon\u2019s parents help their son to change his life. If you\u2019re reading this, you know what kind of change they were talking about. Brandon was addicted to drugs, and the good doctor arranged probably the most difficult of \u201cfamily reunions\u201d to bring the problem into focus. The show chronicling the intervention and the aftermath was a moving, gut-wrenching roller-coaster ride, as Brandon continued (and continues) his battle to become and remain sober. Afterward Dr. Phil posted on his website a recap of the experience, which included THE question that is top-of-mind for literally thousands of parents today: What should we do when we suspect our children of drug or alcohol abuse? The answer, according to Dr. Phil, is to approach the issue with a step-by-step process. The first step is to do your homework. Find out just what the son or daughter is doing when mom and dad aren\u2019t around, who they\u2019re \u201changing with,\u201d and how the collective lot of them spends their time and money. Then, if a drug or alcohol issue is apparent, parents need to take action by confronting their child. This meeting, though, can\u2019t evolve into innuendo, he said. It must be fact-based and focused solely on what evidence the \u201chomework\u201d revealed. Finally \u2013 and Dr. Phil said this is imperative \u2013 the parents and the child need to seek professional help immediately. The Right Step drug treatment centers, located throughout the Southwest, offer just the type of professional help to which Dr. Phil referred. From arranging an intervention to tailoring a treatment program that specifically addresses the needs of the teen, The Right Step provides effective solutions to the problems Brandon \u2013 and other young people who are addicted to alcohol and drugs \u2013 face. A number of the staff members have been just where Brandon was: struggling with addiction before learning how to beat it to become and remain sober. They have dedicated their lives to teaming with The Right Step medical personnel to find and implement effective treatment regimens that can turn around the lives of others. Consequently, treatment procedures at The Right Step are state-of-the-industry and effective \u2013 and unique to each client. And the treatment doesn\u2019t end the day the teen leaves the facility. In fact, The Right Step\u2019s respected Alumni Program is available to everyone who was treated there, thus ensuring the client has a support network in the days and weeks that follow his\/her The Right Step experience. If you are a teen with a problem, or a parent who suspects your child has issues with substance abuse, please take The Right Step toward change by calling us at 844-877-1781. You also can visit our website for a comprehensive look at our treatment programs and facilities.