Preventing Underage College Drinking Begins At Home


Released on: September 07, 2011, 12:07 pm
Author: Mountainside Drug Rehab
Industry: Healthcare

NEW YORK- The season for change has come for many parents as they nervously transport their children to an unfamiliar place, with hopes of a successful academic future for their child. Unfortunately, over twenty-five percent of these parents will be disappointed.

Underage, and even legal drinking, in college-age students has been shown to impact students' academic careers drastically. One quarter of all college students will either have increased absenteeism, poor testing scores or lower overall grades as a result of drinking.

While these statistics may seem somewhat bleak to parents, there are steps that families can take to prevent these outcomes, begins a spokesperson for Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center . Initially, parents can be proactive by helping to guide their children to a college or university whose policies most closely align with the values that have been established within their family. For some families, that may mean complete abstinence from alcohol, on or off campus, for any age group. For other families, that may mean locating an institution that has a reputation for strict adherence, as well as severe consequences, if underage drinking takes place. In addition, parents should educate their college-bound children to the high-risks associated with drinking for this particular age group, such as increased deaths, injury, sexual abuse, unplanned pregnancies and increased health problems. By planning and having appropriate conversations with their college-aged young adult children, parents truly can have a dramatic impact on whether or not their child becomes part of the sad statistics.

Statistics show that nearly 2,000 students, ranging in age from 18 to 24, die annually from alcohol-related unintentional injuries, with the most coming as a result of car accidents. In addition, over one-half million students of the same age group are accidentally injured while under the influence of alcohol.

If you suspect that your underage child has already developed a problem with alcohol prior to entering college, Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center can help with professional intervention services that are specialized to their unique situation.

Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center is a modern drug rehab facility that is skilled in serving a variety of clients with various addictions and in varying stages of their addiction. The caring, compassionate team is made up of licensed and certified social workers and counselors who have extensive experience and specialty in the addiction treatment field. In addition, the staff includes a Nurse Practitioner, as well as a Registered Nurse, both of whom also have specializations and experience within the field of addiction treatment and alcohol rehab.

Mountainside also provides services for those individuals who come to them with dual diagnoses and require the services of a Psychiatrist to help conquer the unique challenges that dual diagnosis brings.

For the past 13 years, Mountainside has established itself as an innovator within the addiction treatment field, and the treatment modalities Mountainside utilizes are regarded as among the most cutting-edge approaches in helping individuals to get, and to remain, sober. As a result of their unique, innovative approaches to addiction treatment, Mountainside has become the model for the addiction treatment field.

The program, along with its professional addiction treatment team, have earned national recognition and resulted in Mountainside being invited to Washington by the White House to meet with the White House Drug Czar, John P. Walters, for an in-depth meeting on what makes its program so successful. These accolades did not go unnoticed within the addiction treatment field and resulted in the adoption by many throughout the country of a more holistic approach to drug addiction treatment.

If you or someone you love is addicted to drugs or alcohol, or if you have any questions, please contact Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center for a confidential inquiry at 800-762-5433.



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