'Underage drinking in today’s society is one of the biggest problems that we find ourselves faced with,' commented BDR’s founder and CEO Per Wickstrom. 'We must teach our youth, and their parents, about the dangers of drinking.'
Manistee, Michigan (PRWEB) May 07, 2015
Parents of high school and college aged children might want to check out Best Drug Rehabilitation’s latest blog post which features some advice on ways they can help their kids to overcome peer pressure and the temptations to drink alcohol. Researchers have found striking new evidence that alcohol consumption at a young age can result in developmental issues in the still-forming brain activities and thought patterns of adolescents that will affect brain functions later in life.
“Underage drinking in today’s society is one of the biggest problems that we find ourselves faced with,” commented Best Drug Rehabilitation’s founder and CEO Per Wickstrom. “Not only is it illegal, it is extremely dangerous, compromising the health of our teens and young adults. Our most effective tool in fighting this menace is education. We must teach our youth, and their parents, about the dangers of drinking and help them to remain on a healthy and positive path in life.”
Underage Drinking Reports
In 2005, the US Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention released a report that stated that around 90% of all alcohol consumed by people under the age of 21 in the United States was in the form of binge drinking. A recent study has shown strong scientific evidence to support the theory that drinking alcohol while the brain is still in development can lead to many problems later in life, such as memory problems and difficulty in learning new skills.
Lead author of the study Mary-Louise Risher, a post-doctoral researcher for the Duke University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, stated "In the eyes of the law, once people reach the age of 18, they are considered adult, but the brain continues to mature and refine all the way into the mid-20s. It's important for young people to know that when they drink heavily during this period of development, there could be changes occurring that have a lasting impact on memory and other cognitive functions."
Some of the topics discussed in Best Drug Rehabilitation’s blog post include:
- Statistics on Youth Alcohol Consumption and the Dangers Involved
- Alternatives to Drinking
- Ways to Handle Peer Pressure and Uncomfortable Situations
- Communication Tips for Parents and Children
Located in Western Michigan, Best Drug Rehabilitation is an open-ended holistic treatment center for substance abuse that has made a commitment to reaching out to communities across the US in an effort to raise awareness about addiction and the dangerous threat that it poses to the future of this nation. In hopes of spreading the message of leading a healthier and more positive lifestyle, the treatment team at BDR strives to educate people on the benefits of substance-free living and to inform them about the options in treatment that are available to those who might be struggling with the effects of addiction in their lives.
To video the full guide visit the Best Drug Rehabilitation blog.