Alcoholism and addiction are becoming increasingly common in teens. Falcon Ridge Ranch is a Residential Treatment Center which has helped troubled girls from all walks of life to overcome their addiction to alcohol. While it is normal for teens to be curious about the world around them, especially when they are beginning to develop their own identity and establish their independence, indulging in underage drinking should be avoided. However, studies show that adolescents usually take their first drink of alcohol around the age of 13 and that the younger a teen begins to drink, the higher the odds that a drinking problem will be developed. Call us at 866-452-8775 now.
Alcoholism Impacts Teens Lives
Additional studies show that excessive alcohol consumption in teens is an effort to “drown out” emotional pains and problems. Depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or ADD can all create frustrations that teens are not yet capable of processing. Too often, parents tend to focus on the alcohol usage itself rather than the underlying cause for their need to self-medicate. If the core of the problem is not addressed and worked through, the drinking can continue well into adulthood, or for the rest of their lives.
Signs Of Alcoholism In Teens
Teens who engage in drinking are at a higher risk of having unprotected sex, indulging in the use of drugs, becoming a victim of a sex crime, and even attempting suicide. It is imperative for parents to intervene and put a stop the cycle of teens developing alcoholism. If you are the parent of a teen who is exhibiting one or more of the symptoms below, call 866-452-8775 for help. Drooping and bloodshot eyes Problems in school and declining grades Frequent headaches or nausea Slurred speech and lack of motor control Lack of interest in hobbies Change in sleep habits Defensive and moody Falcon Ridge Ranch has years of experience assisting families with teens who participate in excessive drinking. We can help your teen to create a strong foundation free of alcoholism. Call us at 866-452-8775 now.