Cases of teen alcohol addiction have continued to rise. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Authority (SAMHSA) has been investigating the trend in teen alcohol use and found that 30% of teens drink before the age of 15, and 60% drink by the age of 18. Despite the awareness and dangers posed by adolescents who drink alcohol, teenagers continue to illegally consume alcohol, regardless of the effects on their brains and overall health. This is why it’s important for parents to get help for their teen right away to minimize long-term adverse effects.
While a clinical diagnosis determines whether an adolescent is addicted to alcohol, there are obvious signs that signal teen alcohol abuse. Signs can range from psychological to severe physical symptoms. Common signs of teenage alcoholism include:
There are many ways to help your teenager stop abusing alcohol. A majority of the time, adolescents will use alcohol to cope with their mental health issues. This is why Key Healthcare provides dual diagnosis alcohol addiction treatment to treat both the mental health condition and substance abuse. We develop individualized treatment plans to ensure long-term recovery for your child. If you are interested in learning more about our teen alcohol abuse treatment options, contact us today.
Key Healthcare works with a majority of health insurance providers and depending on your plan, 100% of the costs may be covered. Verify your insurance to get more information about your coverage.