Teen Alcohol Rehab
When a teenager’s unhealthy pattern of alcohol consumption causes distress or harm, they are suffering from an alcohol use disorder. Currently, there are approximately 18 million people in the United States with an alcohol use disorder. There are two categories of alcohol use disorders: alcoholism (dependence) or alcohol abuse.
Of the two, alcohol dependence is the more serious disorder, where the person has developed a tolerance for alcohol and has needed to increase the amount they consume over time in order to feel the desired effects of intoxication. Symptoms of alcoholism include a strong urge to drink, being unable to stop once drinking has begun, and withdrawal symptoms when drinking has ceased. Drinking will become the number one priority in their lives, and any efforts to cut back one’s alcohol use will be unsuccessful and met with extremely uncomfortable withdrawal effects.
Teens who suffer from alcohol abuse are often not physically dependent on the substance; however, they still have a disorder that requires treatment. Their work, home, and educational responsibilities are often not being met due to their drinking. Often, people suffering from alcohol abuse will put themselves in dangerous situations, such as driving under the influence and engaging in physical or verbal arguments which lead to legal or social problems.
If you or your child has developed an alcohol dependency at a young age, and are in need of help, we welcome you to contact the physician lead team at Wellington Retreat at (877) 651-8455, or complete the form at the bottom of this page. Here, a member of our team will contact you, in confidence of course.
Both alcoholism and alcohol abuse negatively affects a teenager’s body over time. The brain will have a more difficult time thinking clearly and moving with coordination. One’s heart can become damaged, causing many problems, such as cardiomyopathy (stretching and drooping of heart muscle), arrhythmias (irregular heart beat), stroke, and high blood pressure. While drinking eight ounces of red wine may help to protect coronary heart disease, drinking too much can cause many other problems.
It is well-known that heavy drinking damages a person’s liver, causing diseases such as fatty liver, hepatitis, fibrosis, and cirrhosis.
A teenager’s immune system can also be compromised through heavy drinking, as alcohol can weaken it, putting the individual at risk of developing infection and disease. It is common for heavy drinkers to contract pneumonia, tuberculosis, pancreatitis, and some forms of cancer. Contact Us Today!
What does Wellington Retreat’s Teen Alcohol Rehab Include?
Wellington Retreat welcomes all who struggle with alcohol use disorders, who are tired of feeling hopeless and caught up in a never-ending cycle. Recovery is possible. Sober lives can be lived once again. As it is extremely dangerous and life-threatening for a person to discontinue alcohol use without detoxification overseen by a medical physician, the first step in treatment is to safely and comfortably allow the individual to slowly detox from alcohol. Then, Wellington Retreat helps them to learn the skills needed to lead a life that doesn’t include drinking. The need to drink is replaced with healthy coping habits. Each patient’s success is important to us. We want to see you succeed.
Wellington Retreat is located in the beautiful city of West Palm Beach, Florida, where patients are able to enjoy the sunshine, the beauty, and the tranquility of the area throughout their healing process. Wellington Retreat provides all men, women, and teens regardless of sexual preference or mental capacity the necessary help to overcome their addictions, abuse, or disorder. Get help for alcohol use today.