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Ways Alcohol Increases Death Among Teenagers

When a teenager is exhibiting odd behavior, it can be a concern for any parent. Changes to a teenager’s behaviors may not always be related to substance abuse. However, parents must learn to recognize the dangers associated with alcohol abuse and to discuss those concerns with your children. Drinking alcohol at a young age can…

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How Alcohol Use Increases the Risk of STDs

Alcohol use, especially binge drinking, can lead to risky sexual behaviors. What makes these behaviors risky to the individuals is they may result in sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). It increases the risk for STDs in three ways through multiple partners, unprotected sex (sex without a condom), and combining additional substances with alcohol and sexual activities.…

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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…