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 to speak with an alcohol or drug abuse counselor.

Who Answers?

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

Prescription Drug Abuse Signs and Symptoms

drug abuse signs

It is no wonder that America has the highest rate of prescription drug abuse in the world. We have drugs for everything that ails us and drugs to counter the unwanted effects of those drugs. The most widely abused pharmaceutical drugs are opiates and opiate derivatives for pain, CNS stimulants for ADD, ADHD, and narcolepsy,….

Continue reading

Professionals Are Drinking The Working Classes Under The Table

Britain’s alcohol epidemic is being fuelled by stressed middle-class drinkers, it was revealed yesterday. As figures showed drink-related deaths more than doubling since the early 1990s, research also revealed that white- collar workers are more likely to consume alcohol every day than the working classes. Most admit their heaviest drinking is done at home, with….

Continue reading

Marijuana proponents urge colleges to mellow out

INDIANAPOLIS — Hey dude, can we talk? Marijuana advocates who say pot is safer than alcohol want colleges to wade into a hazy debate over whether schools’ tough pot penalties are actually worsening their drinking woes. They argue that stiff punishments for being caught in a campus dorm with pot steer students to booze and….

Continue reading

Why It Is Important to Seek Alcohol Withdrawal Treatment

Alcohol withdrawal treatment program

For those suffering from severe alcoholism, the hours following the consumption of a “last drink” are often the most dangerous time period of entering recovery. Alcohol withdrawal occurs after a heavy drinker decides to quit or significantly reduce his or her alcohol intake. Alcohol withdrawal is unique in its severity, due to the ways in….

Continue reading

What Parents Can Do to Prevent Teenage Alcohol Abuse

teenage drinking

Compared to other forms of drug use, teenage alcohol abuse rates have seen a gradual decline over the years, though present-day rates remain quite high. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism, as much as 30 percent of teenagers report drinking by the eighth grade with 54 percent reporting at least one….

Continue reading

Where do calls go?

Calls to numbers on a specific treatment center listing will be routed to that treatment center. Calls to any general helpline (non-facility specific 1-8XX numbers) could be forwarded to SAMHSA or a verified treatment provider. Calls are routed based on availability and geographic location.

The TreatmentCenters.com helpline is free, private, and confidential. There is no obligation to enter treatment. In some cases, TreatmentCenters.com could charge a small cost per call, to a licensed treatment center, a paid advertiser, this allows TreatmentCenters.com to offer free resources and information to those in need. We do not receive any commission or fee that is dependent upon which treatment provider a caller chooses.

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?