I’m too young to be addicted, right? Addiction is only something that happens to older people, isn’t it? My body is young, so can’t I handle my alcohol better than older people?
If you’ve been wondering whether you’re too young to experience addiction to alcohol, you’re not alone. At Archstone Recovery Center of the Palm Beaches in Lantana, Florida (FL), we get questions like this all the time. The answer is that there is no minimum age for alcohol addiction. In fact, there is a recent trend for younger and younger people to start experimenting with alcohol, often in combination with drugs.
The younger a person is when they start using alcohol, the more likely they are to abuse it and become dependent on it. People of any age, background, income, and education can become addicted to alcohol. Long-term effects of alcoholism include damage to almost all parts of your body, including the brain and nervous system.
If you think you might have a problem with abusing alcohol, get help now before irreversible damage is caused. Call Archstone Recovery Center of the Palm Beaches to get treatment. Archstone can help you understand alcohol dependence, begin your detox, and start a twelve-step program. Archstone Recovery Center offers a variety of state-of-the-art inpatient and outpatient alcohol rehabilitation programs to meet your needs. Alcoholics from Florida (FL), New York (NY), New Jersey (NJ), Washington, DC, Philadelphia (PA), Baltimore (MD), New England, and all over the country travel to sunny Lantana, Florida, to start their road to recovery in a best-rated facility. While there, they can get clean in a safe place with the support they need from doctors, psychologists, and fellow patients. Call Archstone Recovery today to begin your new sober life.