This weekend’s premiere of “American Teen” helps bring attention to issues that frequently find youths 18-and-over coming to America’s leading alcohol and drug rehab, SouthCoast Recovery to find treatment, sobriety and a new view on life.

“American Teen” is a realistic portrayal of teenagers in the Midwest dealing with the adult themes of drugs, alcohol and sex. The idea that it takes years to become addicted and hit bottom is merely that – an idea. The truth is the majority of people who are addicted to drugs or struggling with alcoholism are much younger. In fact, 90 percent of the clients that enter the doors of SouthCoast Recovery, California’s leading drug and alcohol treatment center, are under the age of 25.

Research shows that the younger a person is when they start drinking or using, the greater likelihood he or she will become addicted to alcohol or drugs. Odds escalate for teenagers who begin experimenting under the age of 15. Contrary to popular belief, alcohol or drug dependency does not always take years to develop. The potency of street drugs like crystal meth and heroin can lead to instant addiction with devastating results.

Many teenagers and young people in their 20s that enter the doors of SouthCoast Recovery struggle with the idea of lifelong sobriety at such a young age. Yet the disease of addiction is not selective – it affects people of all ages, sex, race and culture on a global scale.

About SouthCoast Recovery
SouthCoast Recovery is proud to be the nation’s foremost drug and alcohol rehab center fighting the war against addiction with specialized 30, 60, 90-day and 6 month residential treatment programs in southern California. SouthCoast Recovery has eight residential homes throughout Orange County, and offers the finest clinical and medical care available with advanced holistic treatment methods and individualized attention for overall well-being. One-on-one clinical therapy, acupuncture and massage as well as educational modules and 12-step support all designed to work in a synergistic manner, helping teens, young people and adults get sober and stay sober.

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