Alcohol and Teens Directory
The legal drinking age in the United States is 21, but many U.S. teens engage in underage drinking. For teens, alcohol's effects can be dangerous, even deadly. Drinking in the teen years sometimes focuses on getting drunk (binge drinking) which can be especially dangerous when your safety is involved. Drunk driving kills thousands of people every year, and being drunk puts you at higher risk for being robbed, raped, or more. If you feel pressured to drink, remember it is OK to say no. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about why teens drink, the dangers of teen drinking, how to avoid it, and more.
Teens and Alcohol
WebMD answers basic questions about teens and alcohol use.
Teen Alcohol and Drug Abuse-When to See a Health Professional
If you suspect that your teen is using alcohol or drugs, gather all the information you can before taking your teen to a health professional. This will help ensure an accurate diagnosis of your teen's involvement with substances. Health professionals who can diagnose and treat substance abuse problems include medical doctors (such as a general practitioner, pediatrician or psychiatrist), a ...
Helping Your Child Avoid Tobacco, Drugs, and Alcohol-Topic Overview
The best thing parents can do to help prevent drug and alcohol misuse by their children is to get involved before a drug problem starts. Talk honestly and openly about all kinds of tobacco,drugs,and alcohol as well as other things kids may do to try to get "high." Focus on the positive Discuss ways for your child to make responsible choices,no matter what his or her friends are saying or ...
Teen Alcohol and Drug Abuse-Prevention Strategies
Teens who do not use alcohol, cigarettes, and other drugs are less likely to use them as adults. Efforts to prevent teen substance abuse should begin early in a child's life with drug education, encouragement of healthy behaviors, and good family communication. While teens are more likely to use alcohol or drugs if their parent does, parental attitudes towards substance use also influence teen ...
Young. Eager. And Drunk.
Binge drinking among college students has been in the news recently, but surveys show that troubles with alcohol tend to start much earlier.
Teens Who Drink Too Much
Teenage drinking is on the rise, and a number of organizations nationwide have introduced programs to help parents and teens identify problem drinking before it does long-term damage.
5 Teen Behavior Problems: A Troubleshooting Guide
Is your teenager rebelling, defying your curfew, or hanging out with questionable kids? Here's expert advice on how to nip behavior problems in the bud.
Your Child and Alcohol
Learn the dos and don’ts of teaching your young children and teens about alcohol.