The Green Mountain State and Youth Drinking
Vermont offers gorgeous scenery – the green mountains, toasty nights by a fire, and fresh-made maple syrup lure tourists to the state. One of the smallest states, Vermont has the 49th highest population. It also has more colleges and universities per capita than any other state.
According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, Vermont has the highest drinking rate among those 12 to 20 years old. A whopping 37% of youth in Vermont admitted to drinking. While the number of colleges and their environment for excess drinking might play a role in those numbers, what’s clear is that underage drinking is a problem for the state. People who start drinking under the age of 21 are far more likely to develop problems with alcohol than those who start drinking at a later age.
Treating the Drinking Epidemic in Vermont
Alcohol abuse is a widespread problem that often goes undetected until it’s accelerated. Drinking in social situations is considered widely acceptable and many people don’t realize they are having difficulty controlling their drinking until other issues bring it to light, such as problems maintaining employment, poor control, or legal issues. Once you do realize that there’s an issue, the next step is getting professional help to recover. Vermont has a number of facilities that can aid in permanent recovery.
The Adolescent Substance Abuse Services in Rutland caters to adolescents with drinking and drug addictions. They have a residential treatment program which includes individual therapy as well as group therapy. They also offer family services to aid in the future dynamic of the family.
The Treatment Associates LLC is located in Montpelier. They are a residential treatment facility for those who feel that recovery is best begun in a sober environment. They offer group and individual therapy, a full detox program, and family services.
Act I Bridge, located in Burlington, is a highly rated facility. They offer residential treatment for the whole person, including group therapy and individual therapy sessions. They also offer a family treatment program to deal with the effects of the disease on the whole family unit.
If you’re seeking treatment for yourself or a loved one in Utah, contact us for free guidance in choosing the right facility for you.