Alcohol Rehabilitation Facilities for Teens
The statistics are astonishing, and frightening:
- The average age when young people take their first drink is 11 for boys and 13 for girls.
- Estimates say that there are more than three million teenage alcoholics. This number does not include several million alcohol abusers.
- More than 5,000 people under 21 die from alcohol-related causes every year.
- Alcohol is a primary factor in the three leading causes of death for adolescents: automobile accidents, homicide and suicide.
If you are the parent of an adolescent who has a drinking problem, you need to take action to protect your child. At SoberRecovery.com, you’ll find a directory of alcohol rehabilitation facilities for teens and young adults. It is highly recommended that adolescents undertake their recovery in a community of other people their age, since adolescent social, psychological and family issues are often similar, and often very different from the issues of older adults.
All of the alcohol rehabilitation facilities listed here are reputable institutions, but we do have a few suggestions for choosing among them. First, ask how many adolescents are in each therapy or treatment group and how much time your child will spend working with a licensed therapist or counselor one-on-one. Generally speaking, a group composed of four to eight teens will offer the structure and security of adequate staff and the emotional support of a peer community, while allowing enough one-on-one time with counselors and support staff.
Wilderness Alcohol Rehabilitation Facilities
Wilderness, ranch and camp treatment programs are especially popular for helping adolescents conquer their alcohol addiction. For one thing, being away from their phone, computer, television and all the other distractions of modern life, as well as being separated from peers who might enable abuse, help the adolescent focus on his or her recovery. Wilderness programs also foster both self-reliance and the ability to cooperate within a community. We list many options for wilderness and similar treatment facilities for teens.