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Teen Drinking

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Caitlin McKernon

on 11 May 2010

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TEEN DRINKING Underage Drinking =

effects brain development increases risks of drinking and driving increases suicide increases sexual behavior makes it more likely to start other drugs Random Facts The average age for kids to start drinking is 11 for boys and 13 for girls Average age for teens to start drinking is 15.9 years old Teens that start drinking at the age of 15 are more likely to be alcohol dependent at the age of 21. There are over 5,000 deaths caused by underage drinking Teen Drinking Prevention Parents communicating with their teen and talking to them more about the issue Parents setting good examples... not drinking in front of them, never driving under the influence or even buying them the alcohol. School programs... talking with counselors or teachers to get help There is always phone numbers you can call or internet sources to find more help and information on teen alcoholism. Alcohol effects the body... loss of coordination, poor judgement, slowed reflexes and blackouts increases risks for cancer.. effects every organ in the body increases risky sexual behavior... HIV/AIDS leads to a coma or death in some cases Signs and Symptoms of Teen Drinking... changes in friends declining grades increase use of sprays to help hide smoke or other substance smell becoming more secretive increase in borrowing money increase in mouthwash/breath mints
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