A Teenage Experience of Drinking and Teenage Alcohol Treatment
A teen treatment center at Chicago which specializes in alcohol addiction treatment among other rehabilitative procedures has a poignant story to tell about teen addiction towards alcohol. Keith Whittaker; 15 years old, was a bright student, always doing brilliantly in his studies and baseball. He nursed a crush on a girl who was in the 10 grade (Keith was in the 9th grade), called Nancy.
Keith’s problem was that he was unusually shy and would always make his performances at sports and academics speak for him. He however became friends with Nancy and both of them would go out on dates. But soon Keith came to know that this girl had a big group of guys and girls who would meet on the weekends and go clubbing or at parties.
Keith who actually came from a conservative background decided to join his girl for fun and parties. On the day he went with Nancy for the party, she introduced him to a group of her friends, most of whom were guys. He found to his surprise that Nancy was a footloose girl who enjoyed her drinks and even smoked some cigarettes. Keith who was initially averse to these things decided to follow suit and indulge himself. Soon he started loving himself and being with this group made him feel good about life.
Keith would now stop going to his baseball session and instead would cook up excuses to join his girlfriend and her group of friends for a round of drinks, partying and even drugs. Of course, they would do it in the sly, at a friend’s house or at clubs. Soon the effect of drinks began to show on Keith and his grades also feel. Soon it dawned to him that Nancy was not interested in him but in a guy who was far more macho and stylish than him.
It was clear that Nancy had decided to dump him and his fears came true when she said that they should part their ways but they could still be friends. Keith obviously did not like this and since he saw his girls openly kissing and cozying up to the other guy, decided to drink more and more so that he felt better. Keith’s parents noted that his health was declining and so were his grades but they couldn’t decipher that their child was drinking as he was always careful to pop a mouth-freshener before reaching home.
However, as he became addicted he forgot to cover-up his misdemeanors and soon it became evident to Keith’s mother that he was drinking. She confronted him to stay off alcohol and he agreed that he would. But the next weekend, he decided to do drink again. He joined the group and began drinking again and saw Nancy kissing her new boyfriend in his presence. This enraged him no-end and both of them engaged in a physical fight and both boys ended up with bruises all over
The neighboring police station was alerted as both the boys had severely injured each other. The cops registered a case against them, the parents of the boys were called and the boys were insulted and reprimanded for drinking at such a young age. The alcohol content in the blood of the boys was very high and the doctor who looked into Keith’s case said that he was an alcoholic and should be put in a teen treatment center. The parents decided that it would be better to do so because Keith showed no remorse for his actions.
At the teen treatment center, due care, counseling, therapy and medication was given. With time, Keith came to know what he was losing on and how he had let his parents down by being downright irresponsible. He regretted his actions and now he is fully treated, concentrating on his studies and baseball with full passion and vigor.
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