Kids Able to Score Booze Online
Though most states restrict the sale of interstate alcohol shipping, and some restrict door-to-door delivery of alcohol, there are loopholes that teens are able to exploit. One of the easiest: online auction site eBay. Though eBay does prohibit the sale of alcohol on its site (with the exception of a few licensed wine sellers), it does sell commemorative or collectible alcohol containers. In a recent undercover operation, a teen working for the news program 20/20 was able to purchase alcohol in one of these loophole auctions.
State laws protect teens and children from being able to purchase alcohol—and for good reason. Studies have shown that the earlier a person starts drinking, the higher chance they have of developing a problem with drinking, like alcoholism. And unpoliced avenues of alcohol distribution only increase the danger of ill effects if someone does develop a problem with alcohol abuse. Luckily, the same remedy is effective for teens as for adults: a good treatment program, at a caring and well-respected facility. Though alcoholism is a scourge on society, there are ways to escape it.
If you have a problem with alcohol addiction or dependence, you should seek help before something bad happens. Thankfully, there is good help available. Detoxification and behavioral therapy have proven to be effective in treating alcohol dependence. Addicts are often unable to complete treatment on their own or with family members, so it’s very important to seek the right treatment center. At Seabrook House, we customize our treatment plans to individual patient’s needs, so you know the help you’re getting is right for you or a loved one. Seabrook House has rehabilitation centers in New Jersey (NJ), Pennsylvania (PA), and an outpatient center in New York (NY). Contact Seabrook House today for any questions about alcohol, addiction, and treatment.