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Alcohol abuse is said to be most common in people between the ages of 15 and 23 due to peer pressure, availability, and other environmental and genetic factors. Many of the more evident signs and symptoms of alcohol abuse may be hidden by adolescent complaints. For this reason, parents and loved ones may need to pay closer attention to see signs of alcohol abuse. A teen suffering from alcohol abuse may complain regularly of insomnia and general tiredness, which may be a side effect of drinking. They may also suffer from chronic anxiety and depression which should be taken seriously as it may lead to an increased risk of self-harm or in some cases even suicide.

Diagnosing alcoholism and alcohol abuse can be difficult when dealing with teens and adolescents. Teens are less likely to have cars and jobs to lose, while family may attribute bad behavior and negative consequences to teen angst. At Center for Discovery, we are renowned in the adolescent treatment field and have many options for you and your teen. We can help with the evaluation and assessment processes. At Center for Discovery, we are dedicated to improving the lives of teens and adolescents struggling with alcohol abuse. We offer a comfortable, serene environment where adolescents and teens can heal and recover from their struggles. If your teen is dealing with alcohol abuse, you do not have to do this alone. Getting help is important, and at Center for Discovery your teen and your family can begin the healing process.

The definition of alcohol abuse, according to the American Psychiatric Association, is continued drinking of alcohol despite negative consequences. Alcoholism is characterized by an increased tolerance to alcohol and withdrawal symptoms when the body is suddenly denied alcohol. Binge drinking is particularly dangerous for teens. Binge drinking, consuming more than 4 drinks for women or 5 drinks for me, is characterized by getting severely drunk, to the point of blackout, more than once. For adolescents, the number of drinks may be adjusted downward. Binge drinking can damage the brains of adolescents, as their brains are not fully developed, and binge drinking is known to cause harm to the functioning area of the brain.

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