Teenage drinking abuse begins with the first glass
Modern troublesome lifestyle requires for more actions from the parents to feed their child. And “it” uses this coin not for the food or book for a child but for an alcohol. The parents running after better life don’t notice the first glass, nor systematic gatherings of their children with the peers. And the first call, that the child has become drunk and is here, comes from law enforcement agency or drug therapist. More often – is from educational institution. But in any of these cases – this is a late new.
The first glass in the young hands – is a teenage drinking abuse: it is time to switch on the signal of a danger. It is not a hyperbole or horror story. Because it is not far the changes in mind, teen’s behavior, his attitudes to learning, parents and surrounding upon the whole.
The fact is that the teenage drinking abuse has greater complications, than alcoholism in adult’s organism. During the transition 14-15 years old the terrifying picture of alcoholism of the second or even third stage can appear. This is a frontier of alcoholic encephalopathy, of the brain toxic defeat, with what you have to live whole leftover life. During the early years even a few amount of alcohol can leave wounds, which will not ever heal over.
According to the specialists researches, fourths for fives alcoholics acquired the habit being the teens.
It is not always need to do as your father do
The habit to train a baby like you do remains in a child’s brain for a long time. Having become a teen, he doesn’t need such prompts; he used to copy the parent’s habits without their prompts. The beginning of the family holidays, especially with friends or neighbors, begins with the glass for “the good start”. The first toast is should be drunk standing, the next glasses – are without toasts and so on. Tipsy company doesn’t bother themselves in eloquence and drink without counting and wassails. A child looks at the “family traditions”, perceives them as drinking traditions and takes them to their peers’ company. The goal of friends meetings, holiday’s celebration is one think – to get drunk. And if parents and their surroundings begin to join their child to “adult life”, and allow tasting the first 100 grams, the propaganda work on transition to the alcoholic way can be considered as complete. No one mother’s cautions and arrangements with a father “to drink only in my absence” don’t work no more: alcohol has attracted the attention by the novelty. And bitter drink acquires a taste of a forbidden fruit, which is as usual, but sweet.
On the basis of these observations are determined the number of factors teenage drinking abuse:
- personal example of parents during the family celebrations and perception a holiday by the teenager as gatherings around the bottle:
- unimpeded access of teenager to alcoholic drinks, alcohol commercials, including bright design of bottles and packing;
- imitation to adults or the idols, to drink as much as your heart desires and not necessarily with a snack, if only as in a movie – the lemon for the whole evening. But it is impossible to do as in a movie by the different reasons;
- the lack of experience and limited intelligence because of the neglecting to read engenders the absence of fear · for alcohol and for increased commitment to bravado for the peers;
- the lack of attention to the own child or his overprotection;
- adolescence conformism: those who refuses to drink “together with everybody” is perceived as white crow, everybody begins to “peck” him and everything ends by “the expulsion from the pack”.
The practice and researches of drug specialists have determined two types of teenage alcohol abuse reasons:
- individual personality deviations and his mental health are referred o the first type. He cultivates them in himself in search of forms to express him and use them as help for fun and to cheer up. The period of psychological and hormonal conversions in organism – is fine condition for manifestation of latent diseases. And congenital malformations get kindly soil for active progression.
The lack of parent’s attention can face about abnormalities in the child’s behavior, provoked by the abnormalities in the central nervous system work.
- The second type of reasons absorbs the specific properties of the teen’s behavior, closed into areas of inability to confront the external negative impacts. Recently more and more parents are proud that their children are higher intelligence; understand modern technologies and so on. It is true. But on the other hand, their emotional displays became more infantile. On the external perception of adulthood the children’s habits become reserved: emotionality, easiness to understand the negative features in strangers’ behavior, self-limited of awn actions and their consequences and so on.
The complex of all constituents in behavior of maturing child has its own continuation. At first, children fool with beer to the sounds of favorite music at the friends’ flat. Then the meeting place is transferred into bars and pubs and later to street and communication with friends ends late in the evening.
Fatigue, imaginary euphoria of successfully spends day take time for reading the books or tutorials: the half of teenagers, who drinks don’t touch to knowledge and intelligence at all. Medical examinations of high school pupils disquiet: the quantity of alcoholics up to 16 years of age raises and raises every year. It means that modern guys and girls begin to drink in age of 13-14 years old. The doctors affirm it unequivocally, because it is necessary two-three years of active drinking for development of children or teenage alcohol drinking abuse.
Dear Parents, pay attention at this.
Teenage “beer abuse”
“Beer abuse” teenagers are those, who prefer beer to all kinds of drinks. And nowadays the beer is a leader among alcoholic drinks of teens. Persuasive advertising of a drink based on malt for all buyers tastes helped to enrich the army of beer lovers by the representatives of fair sex.
People pay attention at beer less than at vodka, at least, because it gives way much in speed of usual alcohol process. As a rule, one or several bottles per day send word about itself only by the pleasant relaxation. And there are no any hints of negativity. And there is it! And it is hiding somewhere in the depths of the subconscious and with growing danger requires for “More and more!”.
There are those hidden positives which pester beer lovers:
- consuming more than liter of beer per a day;
- aggressiveness during the periods of sobriety, undisguised irritation, when the meeting with glass of beer is failed;
- progressive increase of “beer belly”;
- periodical headaches;
- sorrow from failed sex-parties;
- the change of sleep time from night to day;
- inability to relax without the help of stimulants;
- the morning glass of beer for good mood and struggle with a hangover.
Beer alcoholism has a sensitive nature by nature of the course. That is why the “beer abuse” teens with a sneer and insult perceive proposal to be checked for confirmation or disproof the alcoholic evidence in organism. In such cases it is necessary to act delicately – to organize the consultation with skilled specialist, who knows the approach to such people.
Suspicions about attaching the teen to alcohol can’t be left without the attention.
Harmful and dangerous
Alcohol can bring to teen’s organism so many troubles, that it will follows him whole his life:
- The regular drinking of alcohol can completely deactivate reproductive functions in young organism. After half of the year of abstaining they can be restored in boys’ organism, and for girls’ organism they are irreversible. That is why; referring to the gentlemen, it should be noted, if you want to hit on a girl and to get acquainted with her, do it without the glass. There are other ways to tickle fancy to representative of the humanity beautiful half.
- Young leaver is not yet fit to active opposition to such disease as cirrhosis. That is why if the patient visits a doctor with suspicions of disturbances in liver’s work, a doctor will always ask about partiality to alcohol and beer particularly.
- A teen’s organism withstands badly the impacts of infectious diseases. The mental and neurological disorders arise. The doctors determine the signs of hepatitis and pancreatitis, the disorders in work of heart muscle and lungs, increased blood pressure.
- Emotional and volitional disparities – the most notable senses in external behavior of adolescents. Their activity in the public sphere and at work falls. They become easily amenable to suggestion and react acutely to wrong behavior of others, in their opinion. The notes of rudeness begin to prevail in a temper.
- And among peers with the same interests, as they have, the guys turn into sample of touching and caring friend. They are organized into support groups, especially if somebody from friends has become ill and is treated from alcoholism at hospital.
- An adolescent enriches with characteristic qualities of teen’s alcoholic:
They interfere to fresh hand to predict the situation, he reacts inadequately to gained in the past experience and future incentives.
An adolescent’s organism, experiencing a period of development, faster than adult’s organism used to excessive alcohol dozes. That is why guys and girls, who try to stand out from their peers by the amount of drunken alcohol, expose their health to unjustified risk. And besides, it is not only about traditional drinks and about so-called low alcohol drinks. More danger lies in flippant attitude to it. Teens-discoverer, deceptive perceive the innocence of glass of vodka per a week, and try to adopt this idea in teens’ consciousness. And they are believed, as it was said by the knowing human. In fact, teenager, pushing through narrow gap in doorway to adult life, he is only begins to comprehend it and can’t know everything.
And experts say without hesitations; a glass per week is a system in consumption of alcohol.
The adolescent drug therapists have traced the milestones on this way:
- the tasting of drinks, containing alcohol, when the teen meets with its taste;
- consumptions alcoholic drinks “on the occasions”, several times per a month;
- regularity of drinks consumption.
The predispositions should be added to this, like that, which is observed at other diseases. According to specialists’ observations, the descendant of father alcoholic has a risk to repeat the path of an ancestor is four times higher than at his teen’s from secured family.
We drink, but know when to stop
We can hear it often from alcoholics, be it a teenager or an adult. Actually, it is rather a catch phrase, than a reflection of the fact. Because it is difficult to stop the drinking man. The daily dose of alcohol, which can be considered as safety under certain conditions, for an adult man falls within 100-150 grams of vodka. For a teen it can be minimal, somewhere on the level on the upper edge of the first glass.
Tell honestly, have you often seen an alcoholic with such will, which would force him to go on the mineral water after the first glass? What can talk about the teen, who has uncorked bank of beer!
The dope of satisfaction from the first sip of consumed alcohol, of course, will pull to greater feats. And it is a prediction to alcohol, more precisely, to dependence from it.
Against the background of alarmingly increasing of teenage drinking abuse, the alternatives are only preventive measures. No matter how the legislator tries to protect a teen from alcohol commercial, the curiosity of the young and inventiveness of alcohol companies’ PR-managers, find the breach in restrictions and prohibition: it will not be possible to isolate completely the young people from information about forbidden fruit. Some are covered with provisos, that they advertise not a drink, but brand name. Others try to see what new has appeared in the modern industrial product lines and so on.
A modern approach to the problem of prevention of teenage alcoholism reduces to requirements of the question and of the arrival at a decision about complex solution of related problems, going beyond the lectures, courses and so on. Considering early age of teenage drinking abuse, prevention programs are tailored for communications with potential alcoholics at the extramural and general education establishments.
The programs are called to develop at little human the resistance to alcohol abuse. Besides, to give and expand the knowledge about conscious understanding about that how the euphoria of imaginary pleasure can be finished and envisages a number of specific areas:
- Educational and organizational measures should help a teen to get knowledge about those danger, which the alcoholism carries. And they, in turn, are called to teach the young people to recognize and reject the dubious offers, to be able to get out of pseudo friends range and to protect maximally from alcohol drinking, as in company of adults, so among relatives.
- Measures, stimulating to increase of different developing hobbies and occupations, directed to personal development, of interest maintaining to knowledge and getting a profession.
- The conviction should dominate in teen’s consciousness, that alcohol, as a harmful habit, can’t carry a danger.
Treatment of teenage drinking abuse
Whatever stage the secret of harmful habit is revealed, the process cannot be left to chance, it is necessary to take immediate actions in order to stop the harmful effects of alcohol on organism. And if it is necessary, the teen’s organism should be treated immediately.
An alcohol, hitting the habitual targets, and first of all the young man’s nervous system, can not only slow down the development of the young organism, but can stop it completely. A young alcoholic early has problems with a memory and logical thinking: a person degrades precipitously.
During the appearance and becoming of puberty, an organism of young people undergoes physical and mental changes. And it is accompanied by the hormonal surge, and under the additives of alcoholic additives the intensity increases multiply. Such emotional mix may explode with unpredictable consequences.
The treatment of teenage drinking abuse is conjugated with a number of specific features. For example, doctors are hesitant to use methods of conditioned reflex therapy, because they can give a boomerang effect. Age characteristics complicate much the application of coding method from alcoholism.
A teenager’s mentality, which hasn’t formed yet, pushes to any kind of resistance to treatment. Young people more aggressive than adult perceive the new about taken by parents decision, they don’t want to agree with him and more actively deny the possibility of having such negativity.
And what kind of solution is suggested by specialists, if there are no methods, which would guarantee absolute success?
The general approach in alcoholism treatment remains the same – to treat on two prior: physiological and psychological. The patient’s age is taken into account.
The DE intoxication is made with a large alcohol-time, the organism is cleaned from toxins, the work of kidneys and liver is normalized. Vitamins B, ascorbic acid and nootropics relieve emotional stress and fill vitality.
The most important doctor, who can help to repair the young alcoholics’ health during this period, is a psychotherapist. Hypnosis is used for coding from alcohol dependence. It is most effective, because considers the adolescent mental instability. The reliable bit of a help during a treatment of teens, as during a recovery of adults, is chemotherapy. Maintain and restore measures have performed well themselves.
Besides the adult people seek to captive minors by classes at gyms and stadiums, on the usual sports grounds, where they can demonstrate all their abilities and talents, to digress from communication with companies, where the dubious interests dominate.
The experience of traditional medicine is used for increase the treatment effectiveness.
The treatment of adolescents in drug treatment clinics is made in specials boxes, excluding the possibility of contact with peers or adults, capable to mislead the recovering people from the way to norla life.
Seven lines of defense on a road to a bad habit
Many years’ experience of observation for behavior of alcoholics help the specialists to establish rules, the compliance of which will prompt the approximation to the bad habit:
- To know much more about the problem of teenage drinking abuse.
- To refrain from the first glass of alcohol, including the beer, before the age of physical maturity, i.e. 18 years.
- To go in for any kind of sport, including dance sport or others hobbies, this would fill free time and bring the use to physical health and moral satisfaction.
- Never use the alcoholic drinks for quenching thirst, better drink any non-alcoholic, even if it will be more expensive. Remember, alcoholic drinks do not slake the thirst.
- Know how to choose friends: a real friend will never be forced to drink the alcohol, because he will always respect the choice of mate.
- Don’t spent money for alcoholic drinks, better bye flower for your girl, beautiful clothes, and favorite game or just spend it for discotheque and find new friends there.
- Don’t think, that everybody want to get drunk: there are many of those who want refuse from it, but they also can be ashamed to say about their internal vibrations and can come to conclusion not in favor of alcohol.
The surest choice is a human’s health. Do not neglect by this gift of nature.