When your child has an alcohol problem, it can be one of the most difficult things to face. It doesn’t mean you did anything wrong, nor is it a time for recriminations. Confronting a teen alcohol problem is incredibly difficult. That’s why we recommend that, should you believe your teen has a problem with alcohol, reach out to us. Here at the Insight Treatment Center, we can let you know one way or the other.
Assessing a Teen Alcohol Problem
Usually, the first time we talk to a teen, it’s during one of our two to three hour clinical evaluations. These evaluations are completely free, so you never have to worry about paying or anything like that. Also, these evaluations are specifically designed to be a safe, supportive environment. Our professional clinicians will sit down with your teen as well as the rest of the family. Over the course of a couple hours or more, we’ll determine whether or not your teen does have a problem with alcohol, as well as what should be done about it.
These clinical evaluations can help parents in a variety of ways. One way that we’ve been told they help is that they let a parent know the truth, one way or the other. You may suspect your teen has an alcohol problem but are unaware of the extent, or just how bad it might be. Sometimes, parents may think their teen has a problem with alcohol but that turns out to not be the case. These free evaluations are exactly that: professionals evaluating your teen and their relationship to alcohol to find out exactly what the truth is and what the next step should be.
“Building a Clinical Picture”
That’s what we do during this evaluation. We do everything we can to form a complete and comprehensive clinical picture of all of the underlying factors that may be feeding into the symptoms that your child is experiencing. This could involve quite a few questions about the physical, mental and even psychological issues of the entire extended family, it could include trends and patterns in the teen’s behavior – it could involve quite a large number of factors. Along the way, we always make sure to answer any questions that you might have. We know how challenging this can be, and we’re always here to help.
Admission to Insight
We don’t mean to make it sound like this clinical evaluation will just be us asking questions about you and your family, far from it. In fact, much of this time is spent educating the family: if you have questions, we’re here to answer them. Moreover, we walk you through the entire process with your child, as you’ll be on this journey together. Help and hope do exist. We can build a personalized, tailored plan for your child’s sobriety and success. To start the process and schedule a free consultation, give the Insight Treatment Center a call today at (888) 295-9995.