Whetstone Helps Boys Addicted to Smoking
Whetstone Boys Ranch understands that you want your young teen boy to break free from his addiction to smoking or vaping and nicotine. Teens may try smoking once and think it’s just for fun, but then realize they crave a cigarette every day. Smoking is designed to be addictive and has detrimental effects on a teen in their physical health and mental development.
Teens who are addicted to nicotine most likely believe it’s not a problem thinking, “I can quit anytime,” but actually are becoming slaves to their new smoking-high experience. Their initial desire to try smoking a cigarette isn’t just for fun. It’s normally backed by a deeper desire to be accepted, gain self-esteem, fear of rejection for who they are without smoking or insecurity around unhealthy peer influence. The desire to continue smoking comes from a behavioral or emotional problem that is negatively impacting their relationships at home, school, or community. Smoking provides the false feeling of control and freedom making them the release of stress and insecurity.
When a teen is addicted to nicotine through smoking, they’re likely to continue down the road of addictive behavior by experimenting with other drugs such as weed, cocaine, and in some cases, meth. Leading a young teen to realize the root of their desire to smoke is crucial in helping them overcome their ‘seemingly harmless’ addiction.
We are here to help young teen boys overcome their addiction to smoking.
Teen boys feel like their problems define who they are and there’s no escaping them. They need to be taught how to reason with those issues, confront them head on and see clearly that they’re not defined by the past but can make healthy choices physically, emotionally, and mentally each day.
We help young teen boys break the habit of smoking or vaping and experience freedom from addiction. Call us today to learn more!
Whetstone Boys Ranch is a therapeutic Christian school that serves struggling boys (ages 12-16) and their families. Here boys live, learn, work and grow as they experience essential individual, group and family therapy, excellent academics, exciting outdoor adventures, and useful hands-on tasks. We believe in sharpening the character of young men to become true servant-leaders in their families and communities.
“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” – Proverbs 27:17 NIV
Since 2011, Whetstone’s purpose centers on the reconciliation of boys and their families. Whetstone treats struggles such as anger, depression, low self-esteem, trauma and addiction with a loving, systems-based approach. And this comprehensive method of treatment and restoration sets us apart.
We want to help your boy with his addiction to smoking.
Please call us today. (417) 934-1112