Addiction Help for Underage Drinking Could Change Your Kid's Life
Living in Missouri and wondering where your children are is no different than anywhere else: If you have a child in high school, there is a good chance they are out drinking. Half of those kids will need addiction help because of alcohol abuse during their lifetime.
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration half of your children will have had alcohol by age 15 and 90% will be drinking by age 21.
Addiction help being required for a third of the population in the next 15 years is not out of the question.
And that doesn’t even take the drug problem into account – including those that are prescribed.
Its really amazing when you think about the ages that kids are drinking or doing drugs – . fourteen or fifteen-year-olds binge drinking or a college student needing addiction help because he drinks at school three or four times a week. It’s estimated that 20% of college students need addiction help.
It seems to me that parents are sometimes very naïve about where their kids go when they go out on a Friday night, or when they go off to college. They will drink and, possibly, they will drink a lot.
If you are a parent and you drink you should assume your kids will follow in your footsteps. If you need addiction help services because of alcohol you should get it for the sake of your kids and your family.