Underage drinking is a significant individual and public health concern. Alcohol abuse has consequences spanning all age groups, but the negative ramifications for minors are especially severe.

Alcohol use interferes with brain development, which can lead to mental health issues. Alcohol is also extremely damaging to the liver, increasing the risk for liver cancer. Underage drinking is associated with other forms of drug abuse as well, including nicotine, marijuana and other illicit drugs. Lastly, frequent and heavy drinking at an early age can result in alcohol dependence.

Alcohol Abuse Among Teens

Alcohol dependence among young people can be influenced by various factors:

  • Family history of alcohol use and abuse. Young people are likely to imitate the behavior from older members of the family, especially parents.
  • Access to alcohol. Minors living in environments where they can easily get alcohol are more likely to drink.
  • A history of childhood stress and trauma and co-occurring mental health disorders increase the risk of substance abuse of any type. Alcohol is often more accessible than other drugs, so it’s one of the first substances young people typically turn to.

Plenty of treatments are available for alcoholism among teens. But the most effective ones are those that address the roots of addiction, eliminating the chances for relapses.

ReBoot employs a groundbreaking approach to treating alcohol dependence among minors.

Targeting the mind, body and spirit, your child will undergo a four-phase program that will cleanse their systems and build healthy habits.

alcohol abuse among teens

Underage drinking is a significant individual and public health concern. Alcohol abuse has consequences spanning all age groups, but the negative ramifications for minors are especially severe.

Alcohol use interferes with brain development, which can lead to mental health issues. Alcohol is also extremely damaging to the liver, increasing the risk for liver cancer. Underage drinking is associated with other forms of drug abuse as well, including nicotine, marijuana and other illicit drugs. Lastly, frequent and heavy drinking at an early age can result in alcohol dependence.

alcohol abuse among teens

Alcohol Abuse Among Teens

Alcohol dependence among young people can be influenced by various factors:

  • Family history of alcohol use and abuse. Young people are likely to imitate the behavior from older members of the family, especially parents.
  • Access to alcohol. Minors living in environments where they can easily get alcohol are more likely to drink.
  • A history of childhood stress and trauma and co-occurring mental health disorders increase the risk of substance abuse of any type. Alcohol is often more accessible than other drugs, so it’s one of the first substances young people typically turn to.

Plenty of treatments are available for alcoholism among teens. But the most effective ones are those that address the roots of addiction, eliminating the chances for relapses.

ReBoot employs a groundbreaking approach to treating alcohol dependence among minors.

Targeting the mind, body and spirit, your child will undergo a four-phase program that will cleanse their systems and build healthy habits.

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Four-Phase Treatment Program

With a 40 to 60 percent chance of alcohol dependent relapse, after-rehab therapy becomes critical to preventing such recurrences. Positive parental involvement is also key in preventing relapse, as family issues have an impact on addiction.

Apart from the traditional cognitive therapy, ReBoot takes these facts into consideration and integrates them into a four-phase treatment program. Our approach also includes a physical component — diet, nutrition, exercise — to wean your child off alcohol, manage withdrawal symptoms and heal the body from the damaging effects of substance abuse.

Reboot Center - Rehabilitation Program

4-Phase Treatment Program

With a 40 to 60 percent chance of alcohol dependent relapse, after-rehab therapy becomes critical to preventing such recurrences. Positive parental involvement is also key in preventing relapse, as family issues have an impact on addiction.

Apart from the traditional cognitive therapy, ReBoot takes these facts into consideration and integrates them into a four-phase treatment program. Our approach also includes a physical component — diet, nutrition, exercise — to wean your child off alcohol, manage withdrawal symptoms and heal the body from the damaging effects of substance abuse.

Phase 1: Re-Identify

Your child will partner with a military veteran who will act as their mentor. They will undergo a six-week program of physically intense training. The goal is to break the body down and cleanse their system of traces of alcohol. Intense exercise also increases brain blood flow, which helps your child regain control of their impulse center.

During detoxification, your child may experience painful withdrawal symptoms, but it’s a necessary process to correct the impairments caused by alcohol. High-intensity exercise also causes mental and physical exhaustion, which makes your child more receptive to the other therapies.

Phase 2: Re-Connect

Your teenager will be admitted to a residential treatment center where they’ll undergo mental, emotional, and nutritional therapies proven effective against alcoholism. Brain scans, IQ testing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and neuro-psychological evaluations will help your child develop healthy habits and overcome alcohol dependence. These therapies will also address any potential mental disorders, helping achieve a holistic recovery.

We take a focused approach to nutrition when it comes to alcohol abuse. Alcohol impairs the regulation of blood sugar levels, which can lead to or worsen existing hypoglycemia. Professional trainers and nutritionists will prescribe a diet that will stabilize glucose levels while helping the liver heal.

You’ll receive counseling as a family as well. Because family plays a major role in therapy, it’s crucial that you participate actively in the recovery process to help prevent relapses. The family therapy will address any issues, creating a positive environment devoid of triggers and helping everyone heal.

Phase 3: Re-Discover

Next, your child will take a veteran-chaperoned trip to an impoverished community. The goal of the immersion is for your child to gain a deeper appreciation for what they have by assisting those in less fortunate situations.

Phase 4: Re-Purpose

The last phase is critical to your child’s re-entry into society. Children will return home to an environment capable of supporting their recovery process. Continuous individual therapy is also necessary to prevent relapsing. As a household, you should also be willing to clear your home of alcohol, as this may trigger a relapse. Refrain from drinking in front of your child as well.

If the family is unable meet the minimum coaching time and develop a “trigger-free” home, ReBoot will place the child in the Transitional Family Environment Program. The teenager will go to a vetted kinship or temporary family where they can rebuild their life in an environment free of toxic influences. We’ll choose a placement that agrees with the child’s needs and personality.

The ReBoot Difference

Many alcohol abuse treatments fail by not providing post-rehab therapy or addressing the root of the addiction. ReBoot recognizes that addiction treatment is more than just weaning off an addictive substance. That is only the first step.

The purpose of our four-phase program is to break down your child’s old, destructive ways and reintroduce a healthy, well-minded individual into society.

Take the first step in your child’s path to recovery. Call our office today at 929.437.4325 to schedule an appointment.

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