Adolescents Get Hooked Early on Alcohol
A new study is going to be published by Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research which explores the different paths that adolescents take in regards to alcohol. Though it’s common knowledge that the earlier teens get started drinking, the more likely they are to become alcoholics, the truth is a little more complicated than simply that. “Increased levels of exploration and risk taking seem to mark the transition from adolescence to adulthood,” said a corresponding author of the study, Marieke Wichers.
The study focused on both girls and boys as they transitioned from adolescence to adulthood. The findings showed that novelty- and risk-seeking behaviors (which are naturally associated with growing up) can lead teens into problem drinking, dangerous sex, or other illicit thrills. If you know a young person, chances are they’re in some kind of risk for later alcohol abuse. Talk to young people about the dangers of alcohol, and if you think they have a problem, it’s time to seek help now.
If you have a problem with alcohol or drug abuse or know someone who does, you should seek help now for yourself or your loved one. Thankfully, there is good help available. Detoxification and behavioral therapy have proven to be effective in treating drug 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. Whether you need an in-patient facility, or outpatient care, Seabrook House is there for you with rehabilitation centers in New Jersey (NJ), Pennsylvania (PA), and an outpatient center in New York (NY). Contact Seabrook House today for any questions about drugs, alcohol, addiction, and treatment.