Teen Alcohol Abuse has become increasingly common in the U.S., and can cause extreme negative effects in teens’ lives, including putting them at much higher risk for alcohol abuse into and throughout adulthood. One of the reasons Teen Alcohol Abuse is so common is teens most often drink socially and at parties and therefore usually drinking at all constitutes drinking too much. When teens are only drinking to get drunk, this not only puts them at risk for addiction but also makes them very vulnerable to severe negative effects, while they’re under the influence.
Teen Alcohol Abuse can extend to have negative effects on just about all areas of teens’ lives. First of all, Teen Alcohol Abuse can have a number of physical effects, including: disruption of healthy development, disruption of endocrine system, internal bleeding, anemia, liver damage, cancer, and risk of a number of other serious health concerns. Another concern of Teen Alcohol Abuse is adolescence is already a time associated with risky behaviors and alcohol often pushes teens over the edge, causing them to put themselves and others at risk, either physically or sexually. This can lead to outcomes such as car accidents, fights, unintentional sexual activity, and/or physical accidents. Lastly, another serious effect of Teen Alcohol Abuse is teens become extremely reliant upon alcohol and will go to extreme lengths to drink, even if it means putting drinking before relationships with family members and loved ones. Regardless of teens’ intentions, they become at the whim of the alcoholism and will lose the ability to use good judgment as to how to conduct themselves in relationships. Understandably, this can cause serious harm to the teens’ loved ones and to their quality of life, overall.
Another important consideration for teens that are in need of Teen Alcohol Abuse Treatment is very often teens turn to alcohol and/or begin using it as a way of trying to hide from the current negative stress or feelings they’re experiencing. It’s especially common for teens experiencing symptoms related to a mental illness, such as Teen Anxiety or Teen Depression, to begin drinking as a way of self-medicating and/or trying to escape. Unfortunately, because alcohol is a depressive substance, it will often make teens symptoms far worse. In these instances, where teens are struggling with a mental illness in addition to Teen Alcohol Abuse, it’s extremely important that teens be treated for both, which are referred to as Co-Occurring Disorders.
Paradigm Treatment Centers Teen Alcohol Abuse Treatment:
At Paradigm Treatment Centers, all of our treatment plans are designed according to each individual teen’s unique needs, symptoms, struggles, strengths, and experiences. In cases of Teen Alcohol Abuse Treatment, we want to work with teens to first diagnose any Co-Occurring Disorders, as well as the underlying emotional stressors and issues that are present. Much of this more introspective work will take place in teens’ individual therapy sessions, which occur every day while teens are at Paradigm. Secondly, our Teen Alcohol Abuse Treatment programs focus on positive ways to adjust and/or change teens’ current behaviors as well as implement new practices, which will reduce stress and add to teens’ overall well-being. Along these lines, we offer a number of different support systems to help address teens’ needs, including those which promote teens’ emotional, physical, academic, relational, and social health and include things such as Teen Meditation Therapy, Teen Yoga Therapy, Academic Support, Family Therapy, and more. By providing Teen Alcohol Abuse Treatment in this holistic manner, we’re able to support teens to successfully achieve sobriety while also growing and developing as people, in every way.