Alcohol Abuse and Troubled Teens - Storm Ridge Ranch


Alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence are not only adult problems, they also affect a significant number of adolescents. Troubled boys and girls between the ages of 12 and 20 find a way to drink even though troubled teen drinking under the age of 21 is illegal. For your troubled teens who are abusing drugs Storm Ridge Ranch is there to help. Strom Ridge Ranch is therapuetic boarding school for troubled teens. The average age when struggling boys and girls take their first drink of alcohol is 11 years for boys and 13 years for girls. The average age at which American teenagers begin drinking regularly is 15.9 years old. According to research by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, struggling adolescents who begin drinking before age 15 are four times more likely to develop alcohol dependence than those who begin drinking at age 21. Many parents don’t know how to handle their young troubled teens rebelling their authority and some may need immediate assistance providing their child with the opportunity to restore themselves. For concerned parents call Zion Educational Services to talk with child placing specialists at 866-439-8112. They can provide immediate help in educating you and placing your child in the correct treatment center.

An early age of drinking onset is also associated with alcohol-related violence not only among troubled teens under age 21 but among adults as well. It has been estimated that over three million teenagers are out-and-out alcoholics. Several million more struggling teenagers have a serious drinking problem that they cannot manage on their own. While drinking may be a singular problem behavior for some, research suggests that for others it may be an expression of general adolescent turmoil that includes other problem behaviors and that these behaviors are linked to unconventionality, impulsiveness, and sensation seeking.

Most boys or girls experience drinking around age 13 for the first time and tend to increase during adolescence, peak in young adulthood, then gradually decrease. Individuals who increase drinking from age 18 to 24 and those who consistently drink at least once a week during this period may have problems attaining the goals typical of the transition from adolescence to young adulthood (e.g., marriage, educational attainment, employment, and financial independence).

Dependence on alcohol and other drugs is also associated with several psychiatric problems, such as: depression, anxiety, oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), and antisocial personality disorder. Whether anxiety and depression lead to or are consequences of alcohol abuse is not known. Alcohol use among adolescents has also been associated with considering, planning, attempting, and completing suicide. Research does not indicate whether drinking causes suicidal behavior, only that the two behaviors are correlated.

Parents' drinking behavior and favorable attitudes about drinking have been positively associated with adolescents' initiating and continuing drinking. Children who were warned about alcohol by their parents and children who reported being closer to their parents were less likely to start drinking.

Lack of parental support significantly relate to frequency of drinking among adolescents. Harsh, inconsistent discipline and hostility or rejection toward children have also been found to significantly predict adolescent drinking and alcohol-related problems. Peer drinking and peer acceptance of drinking have also been associated with adolescent drinking.

The most common and effective way for troubled boys and troubled girls to combat his or her addictive behaviors is through a self-help support group, with advice and support from a health care professional. Treatment should also involve family members because family history may play a role in the origins of the problem and successful treatment cannot take place in isolation.

Many parents don’t know the correct way to restore their struggling teen and need a professional to educate them. For parents that need immediate assistance dealing with out of control teens, Zion Educational Services specializes in educating parents about different youth programs for troubled teens such as different types of private boarding schools, boot camps, therapy programs, Christian schools and many other youth facilities for both boys and girls. ZES provides you with the information to place your troubled boy or girl in the perfect treatment center that can meet their needs. If you have any questions or concerns contact ZES (Zion Educational Services) immediately to talk to a child educational specialist at 866-439-8112.


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