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.
Treatment of Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism
Find out more about the options for treating alcohol abuse, including detox, therapy, and medication.
ADHD and Substance Abuse
Are people with ADHD at higher risk of alcohol and drug abuse? WebMD examines the link.
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.
When You Don't Drink But Your Friends Do
Tips on how to stay sober in social situations where other people are drinking.
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.