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Signs of Teen Alcohol Abuse

  On the weekends, there is often plenty of underage drinking that goes on around the country. And to make matters worse, the FDA recently approved Palcohol – a powered version of alcohol that can make the ingestion of alcohol easier to hide. The point is that teens are encouraged to drink at parties, clubs,…

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For Teens Whose Parents Drink Too Much

  Parents play an important role for children and teens. They are there to protect, guide, and lead their children to a safe and successful future. However, some parents didn’t have adults who did that for them when they were growing up and the result might be addiction, domestic violence, or other unhealthy family patterns.…

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Should You Let Your Teen Taste Alcohol?

  Let’s say you and your spouse are sitting in the kitchen late one Friday night. Your teen wakes up and asks what you’re doing. Since it’s not a school night, you let your child sit with his parents for an uncommon bonding experience. He asks about what you’re drinking and you decide to let…

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Teens: How to Get Help if Your Parent Struggles with Addiction

  According to a 2012 report published in HealthDay, many teens and children live with a parent who is abusing drugs or alcohol. In fact, researchers say that in many homes, there is a caregiver who has an addiction. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), there are approximately 7.5 million…

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Parents: Encourage Your Teens To Stay Away from Alcohol

Underage drinking is a significant health concern for teens, and this is particularly true because of their underdeveloped brains. The brains of adolescents are still growing and changing. The regular presence of alcohol in the bloodstream would affect anyone. However, because of their continued growth during adolescence, teens are at a higher risk for health…

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Differences in the Brain Can Contribute to Teen Alcohol Abuse

A collection of four studies performed on teenage brains indicates that there might be differences in the brain among teens that could point to whether an adolescent might later abuse alcohol.   The four studies indicated that teens who have reduced neural connections might be more at risk for alcohol abuse. Another study indicated that…

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Physical, Social, and Emotional Signs Pointing to Teen Alcohol Abuse

Drinking and being a teen are practically synonymous for many adolescents. If you’re a teenager, you’re going to either drink or use a substance of some form. For many teens, when the weekend rolls around, it’s time to go out with friends. No matter what they do together, there’s a very high probability that alcohol…

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The Reasons Why Teens May Drink Or Use Drugs and What To Do About It

Adolescence is known for a time of experimentation for teens. And it should be. The development of the brain and the explosion of growth physically as well as psychologically create wonderful opportunities as well as dangers for adolescence.   One of these dangers is the experimentation that may happen with drugs and alcohol. Although not…

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Teens: Drinking Alone Might Lead to an Alcohol Addiction Later in Life

Frequently when friends and family gather there is drinking. Along with the good food and conversation, alcohol is served. In many ways, this is socially acceptable. It’s natural to want to have a glass of wine while you’re enjoying your time with family and friends.   Yet, when drinking is done alone, the reasons for…

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