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.
The Basics of Alcohol Abuse
WebMD takes a look at alcohol use disorder, including causes, symptoms, and health risks.
Symptoms of Alcohol Abuse
You may know alcohol use disorder as “alcohol abuse,” alcohol dependence,” or “alcoholism.” How can you know if you have it?
Treatment of Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism
Find out more about the options for treating alcohol abuse, including detox, therapy, and medication.
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.
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.
When You Don't Drink But Your Friends Do
Tips on how to stay sober in social situations where other people are drinking.
Your Child and Alcohol
Learn the dos and don’ts of teaching your young children and teens about alcohol.