Adolescent Alcohol Abuse | Red Rock Canyon School
As a result of the growing problems that arise with adolescent alcohol abuse in the United States, Red Rock Canyon School has made it a goal to inform parents of troubled teens of the dangers, warning signs, and solutions associated with teen drinking. Red Rock Canyon School is a therapeutic residential treatment center that endlessly combats adolescent alcohol abuse. Over the years, we have helped countless troubled teens overcome the underlying issues that cause their alcohol abuse. For more information, please call our Admissions Directors at 866-452-8121.
Alcoholism is considered a disease of the family. Although there is often a contributing, genetic component that is passed through family members which can't be controlled, the drinking problems of authority figures among the family is much more detrimental to the rest of the family, especially teens.
Study's show that the first use of alcohol usually begins in very young teens, age 13. By the time they reach their senior year in highschool, nearly 64% of teens admit that they have actually been drunk at least one time, 32% say that they have drank, or been drunk within the last month. Obviously, these are staggering, and terrifying statistics. Even more terrifying, are the well known mistakes, and bad decisions that immature adolescents make when involved with alcohol abuse. For example: teens who drink heavily, are more likely to skip or fail school, commit suicide, and take risks sexually. Furthermore, the irresponsible behaviors associated with adolescent alcohol abuse, greatly increase the chances of troubled teens breaking other laws: drunk driving, violent behaviors, vandalizing property, and stealing, which all lead to problems with the law and getting arrested, if not worse.
Signs That your Child is Involved in Adolescent Alcohol Abuse
Skipping class, declining grades, suddenly getting into trouble at school
Frequently getting into trouble (fights, accidents, illegal activities)
Sudden change in friends, favorite hangouts, and hobbies
Lack of motivation
Engaging in secretive or suspicious behaviors
Deterioration of physical appearance or personal grooming habits
Loss of interest in old hobbies; lying about new interests and activities
Change in habits with family and in the home
Increase in borrowing money
If you are the parent of a child whom you suspect is involved with adolescent alcohol abuse, then perhaps Red Rock Canyon School can help you and your family before it is too late. We offer many therapeutic services to help troubled teens make alcohol abuse, and the bad behaviors that come along with it, a thing of the past. Please contact our Admissions Directors by calling 866-452-8121 to receive more information.