As you grow through the tough teen years, you are continually faced with decisions and told what you can or cannot do. At times this restriction can be enough to push you into poor situations.
According to Students Against Destructive Decisions, 72 percent of high school graduates have consumed alcohol. Nearly 40 percent have done so by eighth grade. Binge drinking is also a serious problem for teens. Over seventeen percent of teens have binge drank just within the last month. These statistics show a tentatively grim issue. Teens who drink are more likely to suffer from alcohol addiction later in life.
The Dangers of Teenage Drinking
More than 90 percent of alcohol consumed by teens is done so by binge drinking. The dangers of binge drinking include injuries, long-term physical harm, unprotected sex and even death.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say 4,300 deaths occurred in 2010 as a result of underage drinking. These deaths can be avoided. Teens do not have to become a tragic statistic. At Next Level Recovery, we can help.
If You’re Concerned
If you’re a teen worried you might have an alcohol problem, you can begin by talking to a trusted adult. If you’re too scared to bring up the subject, you can contact Next Level Recovery directly for advice. If you’re a parent or friend of a teen you fear has a problem, talk to them. If they won’t be accepting or responsive to your message, you might need to stage an intervention.
Alcohol rehab is available at Next Level. Detox, therapy and maintenance are proven methods that have effectively treated substance abuse. Since everyone is different, there is no one specific method to treat every recovering addict. At Next Level, we work together to determine which treatment plan will work, and implement the best course of action.
Teenage drinking can lead to many immediate and long-term problems. Drunk driving, serious injury and death are the most heartbreaking harms caused by teenage drinking. It’s best to seek help as soon as possible.
You could save a life.