Date PostedJanuary 27, 2018

Teens Who Drink Due to Anxiety Get Help

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In what is believed to a world first, the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre has developed a cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) program for young people who drink alcohol to cope with anxiety, nervousness and shyness.

The program aims to help people between the ages of 17 and 24. It is an online, free program called INROADS which they can access on computer, phone or tablet.

Senior Research Fellow Dr Lexine Stapinski said while anxiety was found to be a common cause of alcohol consumption for people in this age group, less than 1 in 4 sought professional help.

See more at http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-05/online-program-aims-to-help-youth-who-drink-due-to-anxiety/9307470

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