Teen Drinking

Energy Drink Dependency

Energy Drink Dependency

Red Bull, the progenitor of energy drinks, was introduced in the United States in 1997, and since then, the market has exploded with hundreds of brands of energy drinks, most of which are heavily marketed toward young males. With names like AMP Energy, Full Throttle and Cocaine...

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Teens and Alcohol Abuse

Teens and Alcohol Abuse

Around 14.2 percent of young people between the ages of 12 and 20 engaged in binge drinking in 2013, and 1.4 million engaged in heavy drinking. Recognizing the signs of underage alcohol abuse and knowing where to turn for help is essential for ensuring early treatment for an alcohol...

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What to Do When Your Kid Comes Home Drunk

What to Do When Your Kid Comes Home Drunk

As a parent, you know that it’s your responsibility to look after your kids, which includes warning them about the dangers of drinking. So, what do you do when your kid comes home drunk? While your initial urge might be to panic or let your child know how angry you are, it’s important...

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Ways Alcohol Increases Deaths Among Teenagers

Ways Alcohol Increases Deaths Among Teenagers

When a teenager is exhibiting odd behavior, it can be a concern for any parent. Although the changes to a teenager’s behaviors may not always be related to substance abuse, it is important to recognize the dangers that are associated with alcohol abuse and to discuss those...

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How Alcohol Use Increases the Risk of STDs

How Alcohol Use Increases the Risk of STDs

Alcohol use, especially binge drinking, is associated with risky sexual behaviors and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), according to several research studies. Alcohol abuse increases the risk for STDs in three key ways: (1) multiple partners; (2) unprotected sex (sex without a...

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The Dangers of Teen Drinking

Teen drinking is not a new phenomenon — it’s something many teens will encounter during their adolescent years, and something they are likely to try. However, when many young people pick up their first alcoholic beverage in order to taste it, they do not always understand the...

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