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Am I an Alcoholic? [Infographic]

While all teen drinking is problematic, how do you know if you’re just experimenting versus developing a significant issue? If you’re wondering, “am I an alcoholic,” you probably know that alcohol is starting to have negative impacts on your life. To see if you have a problem, learn more about the signs and symptoms of…

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Why Do I Have Anxiety After Drinking?

One of the common misconceptions among teens is that drinking is entirely normal and not a problem. While it’s true that many teens will experiment with alcohol, many end up struggling with alcohol abuse. Teens are much more likely to experience dependence on alcohol when they abuse it. This can lead to difficulties quitting, and…

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Signs of Teen Alcohol Abuse

For anyone over the age of 21 beer, liquor, wine, and other spirits are widely available for purchase in the United States. This availability is not meant to provide teens with alcohol. Unfortunately, even the best efforts to control teen drinking do not stop many young people from engaging in teen alcohol abuse. But how…

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, it’s no surprise that these drinks may contain…

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 use disorder.   Health Risks of…