Atlalnta, Georgia - USA (Fulton County)
The Center for Alcohol Counseling in Atlanta, GA, Specifically Addresses Alcohol Abuse and Addiction in Teenagers. According to statistics given by the Center for Alcohol Counseling, 5246 Yorktowne Drive, Suite 217, Atlanta, each year approximately 5,000 young people under the legal drinking age of 21, die as a result of alcohol use or abuse. Quite frankly, that's 5,000 too many.
If you live in the Atlanta or Fulton County area, and you have a teenager who is already abusing alcohol or has already developed an alcohol addiction, you don't want your child becoming a statistic. Fortunately, you can find help that is designed specifically for teenagers at Center for Alcohol Counseling. The staff members at the Center located at 5246 Yorktowne Drive Suite 217 in Atlanta, Georgia, is trained to be able to communicate with young people, on their level, so that the counseling will be better accepted.
Alcohol counseling at Center for Alcohol Counseling is done in both individual and group sessions. Some of the group sessions can be with other teenagers who are experiencing the same problem; others will be in the form of family counseling sessions.
It is very important that families who have teenagers receiving treatment at Center for Alcohol Counseling travel from wherever they live in Atlanta or Fulton County to attend family counseling sessions. Oftentimes, the reason for the problem is finally revealed, and parents may find out it was not what they thought it was.
Peer pressure, a traumatic incident that the teenager may have kept hidden from the parent (such as sexual abuse or extreme bullying), and other factors can all attribute to alcohol abuse or addiction. Because the parents were not aware of this, they may have been approaching the problem from an angle that did not even begin to address the problem.
The Center for Alcohol Counseling in Atlanta provides its counseling services on an outpatient basis. This allows the teenager the opportunity to continue to attend classes on a regular basis so that she will not fall behind in her studies, something that can lead to stress, which can lead to the temptation to abuse alcohol.
Further, outpatient counseling means that the teenager can remain at home, in a familiar environment. This does mean that parents and other people will have to monitor the teenager closely in order to ensure that he does not have access to alcohol, but this is a small thing in relation to the fact that the teenager is receiving treatment that can lead to his giving up drinking all together, and possibly never drinking again.
For more information on alcohol counseling for teenagers, you can write to or visit Center for Alcohol Counseling, 5246 Yorktowne Drive Suite 217, Atlanta, GA, 30349. You can also call 404-602-0056 or 1-888-565-6401. If you even suspect that your teenager may be having a problem with alcohol abuse or addiction, you should call as soon as possible. The quicker treatment begins, the faster your teenager will start leaving a clean, sober life again.