Treatment for Alcoholism –Plan, Program and Options
Adolescent Alcohol Treatment
- Parent Category: Rehab
- Category: Alcoholism Treatment Plan
- Written by Stop Admin
On the flip side, adolescents may want to stop their drinking problem before it costs them too much and before they blow too many opportunities. Older people may feel that they have lived their lives and don’t have it in front of them anymore so what’s the use in trying. It really just depends on the person and how they view life and the opportunities it brings.
When helping an adolescent quit alcohol, the parents will be a key factor. The young person is getting alcohol from somewhere and the parents are not monitoring their child well enough to keep them from their habit. A person is considered to be an adolescent until the age of 18. Until they reach the age of 18 they are required by law to follow their parents’ rules. The parents are also required by law to provide food shelter and clothing for their children.
The parents have to make sure that their child is not hanging out with bad influences. They also have to be careful not to give them too much freedom. The frontal lobes of the human brain do not fully develop until a person is in their mid twenties. This is the part of the brain that controls impulse control and delay of satisfaction. This is why younger people need direction from adults and have to be guided while making certain adult decisions, like drinking.
These home situations have to be handled before one can expect adolescent alcohol treatment to do any good. If the child returns to a home where they are not monitored and are allowed to have control of their own lives, they will most certainly make the same bad decisions.