Alcoholism Treatment | Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center
The National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse has just released a guide for medical practitioners giving directives on screening for alcohol abuse among teens.
Within the guide are two key questions for young people that they believe will assist in identifying potential underage drinking. Those two key questions are:
• Do you have any friends who drank beer, wine or any drink containing alcohol in the past year?
• How about you? In the past year, on how many days have you had more than a few sips of beer, wine or any drink containing alcohol?
“These two questions can unlock a wealth of insight into our teens,” begins a spokesperson for Mountainside Drug Rehab
and Alcohol Treatment Center. “Unfortunately, harmful practices can carry over into various relationships among peers. If we know that an individual has friends who drink, either by experimenting or on a regular basis, we can help guide and steer the individual into making better choices for themselves. Naturally, if an underage person admits to experimenting with alcohol themselves, we can intervene swiftly and, hopefully, prevent the need for future holistic drug rehab.”
Research shows that 7 percent of 12 year olds have experimented with and had more than a few sips of alcohol. That figure rises dramatically to over 70 percent among 18 year olds. In addition, research shows that binge drinking also increases as those who are underage become older.
With the widespread availability of alcohol, underage drinking is a growing problem within the United States. If you suspect that your teen or other underage young adult has a problem with drinking or any other type of substance abuse, Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center can assist you in helping them begin the journey to recovery and living a life of sobriety.
Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center is a modern drug rehab facility that is skilled in serving a variety of clients with various addictions and in varying stages of addiction. The caring, compassionate team is made up of licensed and certified social workers and counselors who have extensive experience and specialty in the addiction treatment field. In addition, the staff includes a Nurse Practitioner, as well as a Registered Nurse, both of whom also have specializations and experience within the field of addiction treatment and alcohol rehab.
Mountainside also provides services for those individuals who come to them with dual diagnoses and require the services of a Psychiatrist to help conquer the unique challenges that dual diagnosis brings.
For the past 13 years, Mountainside has established itself as an innovator within the addiction treatment field, and the treatment modalities Mountainside utilizes are regarded as among the most cutting-edge approaches in helping individuals to get, and to remain, sober. As a result of their unique, innovative approaches to addiction treatment, Mountainside has become the model for the addiction treatment field.
The program, along with its professional addiction treatment team, have earned national recognition and resulted in Mountainside being invited to Washington by the White House to meet with the White House Drug Czar, John P. Walters, for an in-depth meeting on what makes its program so successful. These accolades did not go unnoticed within the addiction treatment field and resulted in the adoption by many throughout the country of a more holistic approach to drug addiction treatment.
If you or someone you love is addicted to drugs or alcohol, or if you have any questions, please contact Mountainside Drug Rehab
and Alcohol Treatment Center for a confidential inquiry at 800-762-5433.