A National Directory of Drug Treatment Centers and Alcohol Treatment Centers, Therapists and Specialists. A free, simple directory providing assistance and guidance for those seeking help regarding alcohol addiction, drug addiction, dependency and many other conditions that affect the mind, body and soul.
Call 800-580-9104 Who Answers? to speak with an alcohol or drug abuse counselor.

Concern over teenage alcohol abuse

A campaign group has called for more research into the way alcohol can affect teenagers’ health.

Alcohol Concern said it was worried that a rise in teenage drinking would lead to more people suffering alcohol-related illnesses at younger ages.

The organisation called for further study as it emerged that a 22-year-old man was dying in hospital after becoming a teenage alcoholic.

“There has not really been much research into younger people’s drinking and the effects that is having on health in this country,” said an Alcohol Concern spokeswoman.

“A study in the United States has shown that if you having your first drink at an age younger than 15 then you are more likely to become alcohol dependent. And we would like to see research done in the UK.”

Gary Reinbach, 22, of Dagenham, Essex, was said to be “teetering on the brink of death” and in need of a liver transplant.

His mother Madeline Hanshaw told a newspaper that her son had started drinking at 13 and had cirrhosis of the liver.

“This case doesn’t surprise us at all, sadly,” said the Alcohol Concern spokeswoman. “Statistics show that more people are getting liver disease in their 30s and if more teenagers are drinking people will become seriously ill at a younger age.”

Mr Reinbach is being treated at University College Hospital, London.

“Gary didn’t know what he was doing when he was 13,” his mother told The Sunday Times. “He didn’t know it would come to this when he was 22.”

source: The Press Association

More Treatment & Detox Articles

Drug abuse

Drug abuse involves the repeated and excessive use of drugs. Drug abuse today is a major cause for concern and has evil effect on society. Teens constitute a large segment of drug abusers, adults also surrender to drug abuse. Middle-aged people are more prone to abuse prescription drugs. The drug addiction affects the brain and….

Continue reading

Alcohol addiction-an overview

Alcohol is an intoxicating liquid, obtained from the fermentation of grains or fruits. The different types of these liquid are the beer, wine and other hard liquors. People in habit of regularly consuming these liquids are sure to develop a compulsive need of these liquids over a period of time, which is commonly termed as….

Continue reading

Alcoholism remains a taboo issue

He seems to have it all. A tenured university professor in the Kansai region, fluent in English and partially conversant in Chinese, he is consulted by senior local business leaders seeking advice on doing business in the United States and Europe and has served on local government committees promoting international exchanges. But the professor, who….

Continue reading

Teen binge drinking can be deadly

Recent headlines tell the tragic consequences of underage drinking. Lacey Police Department were recently called to the 1400 block of Diamond Road where they discovered the body of a 19-year-old man. Thurston County Coroner Gary Warnock is awaiting final toxicology reports to confirm that the man died of alcohol poisoning. Police said a number of….

Continue reading

Where do calls go?

Calls to numbers on a specific treatment center listing will be routed to that treatment center. Additional calls will also be forwarded and returned by one of our treatment partners below.

Calls to any general helpline (non-facility specific 1-8XX numbers) for your visit will be answered by ARK Behavioral Health, a paid advertiser on TreatmentCenters.com.

All calls are private and confidential.

I NEED TO TALK TO SOMEONE NOWI NEED TO TALK TO SOMEONE NOW 800-580-9104Response time about 1 min | Response rate 100%
Who Answers?