It is very common for young people to drink alcohol and dabble in drugs. There has been lots of research carried out recently demonstrating just how many young people experiment and also how young people are when they first try alcohol or drugs. Most young people will try alcohol and some will drink at dangerous levels, become involved in risky behaviour, and have consequences as a result of their drinking, although this does not necessarily bean that they require an alcohol rehab programme. Many young people will go through phases of behaviour which do not require alcohol treatment but less intensive support. However, there are others who clearly need more intensive help. The NHS have recently reported that they have seen an increase in the number of young people presenting with liver damage and we are also seeing a whole range of alcohol related tragedies linked to either alcohol related violence, drink driving or suicide. Unfortunately, the risk of suicide dramatically increases when a young person is under the influence of alcohol. To identify who needs alcohol rehab and when is not always easy. It is not just based on how much somebody drinks or how often someone drinks but more about the ability to control, the effect on their lives and the resulting consequences. The Providence projects offer free assessment to all young adults considering entering an alcohol rehab programme.
The alcohol rehab programme for young people can range in length from 1 month to 6 months depending on a variety of factors. The first stage is often detox to ensure the safe and comfortable withdrawal from alcohol. This is not always necessary and generally dependent on the drinking patterns of the individual. All detox regimes are prescribed and overseen by Dr Turnbull and the team at The Providence Surgery.
The treatment programme uses a variety of intervention to meet the needs of a young person recovering from alcohol misuse. As well as all of the classic talking therapies and counselling, The Providence Projects also use a range of physical interventions as this is also important in the treatment plan of a young person. The programme also helps young adults to develop life skills, independence and we have great links with colleges, universities, accommodation providers and universities to ensure a comprehensive treatment. If you are a you person affected by alcohol misuse, or you are a family member concerned about someone in your family, please call today and speak to one of our alcohol rehab specialists on 0800 9550945