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Teen Drinking

The teen years are some of the most confusing and trying times in a person’s life. While some teens may sail through them without a glitch, others get sidetracked and start to experiment with different substances, often starting with alcohol. Teen drinking has reached epidemic proportions over the past decade.

As kids grow into teenagers, they enter a vulnerable stage in their lives as they attempt to traverse the bridge from childhood into adolescence. Two of the most challenging decisions, for an individual that is not properly prepared to make difficult choices are whether to experiment with drugs and alcohol. By virtue of fact that these kids are so young and lacking the worldly experiences, they are ill prepared to deal with the consequences that follow, i.e. Addiction.

Some believe that teen drinking during adolescence is part of self-exploration. Curiosity, exploration, and the trying of new thing are considered perfectly normal. Most teens that have fallen victim to teen drinking were more than likely dealing with one or more ... Read more

Expert Karen Khaleghi, PhD, explains the difference between drug or alcohol use versus abuse or addiction and how to protect your teenager from these issues.
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Shepard Kopp, Esq. Criminal Defense Attorney, explains what happens when a teen is caught drinking and driving depending on various different circumstances
Watch Michael J. Bradley, EdD's video on why alcohol is the biggest threat to our teens and help your teen make responsible decisions when it comes to alcohol.
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Michael J. Bradley, EdD
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Judge Michael Fields talks about what happens when you teen is caught for underage drinking.
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Judge Michael Fields of Harris Criminal Court explains what to do when you catch your child drinking alcohol.
Judge Michael Fields explains the dangerous consequences of drunk driving and how other drivers and passengers can be harmed as well.
Judge Michael Fields explains how to talk to your kids about parties, drugs, and alcohol, as well as conversing with other parents about what is happening at their homes...
Dr. Deborah Gilboa shares advice for helping teens step up when others are drinking.
Dr. Deborah Gilboa explains how parents can have higher standards when it comes to encouraging teens to abstain from alcohol.
Dr. Deborah Gilboa explains why you shouldn't allow your teenager to drink at home.
Dr. Deborah Gilboa shares advice with parents on how to communicate with other parents about teen parties and underage drinking.
Dr. Deborah Gilboa explains what you need to tell your teen about binge drinking.
Professional soccer player and mom Julie Foudy explains how you can help prevent underage drinking in your family.
Ralph Blackman, President and CEO of FAAR (Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility) explains drinking trends among teenage girls.
Ralph Blackman, President and CEO of an alcohol responsibility organization, explains how communication in your family can help prevent underage drinking.
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Ralph Blackman talks about responsible alcohol consumption during the holidays.
Ralph Blackman shares advice for how to discipline teenagers who have been drinking.
Ralph Blackman shares advice for what to do when you catch your teenager drinking.
Ralph Blackman explains how to talk with other parents about preventing teenage drinking.
Ralph Blackman explains the science behind alcohol and how it affects men and women differently.
Ralph Blackman explains how communities can help in preventing underage drinking.
Ralph Blackman explains why underage drinking is an important issue.
Ralph Blackman explains why the legal drinking age is 21.
Ralph Blackman shares with parents how teenagers tend to get alcohol.
Ralph Blackman explains the dangers behind allowing your teenager to drink at home.
Ralph Blackman explains how parents influence a teen's decision of whether or not to drink alcohol.
Ralph Blackman shares advice for how to communicate with your teen about underage drinking.
Julie Foudy shares her advice for what to do when you find out your teen has been drinking alcohol.
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As kids reach adolescence, they are faced with so many decisions and influences.
Teen Alcohol Abuse
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David Sheff, award-winning author and father of drug addict, reflects on the signs that show someone is prone to some sort of substance addiction.
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Karen Khaleghi, PhD, gives parents real information on the statistics of teen drinking and how this can help you talk to your kids about abstaining from alcohol
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Internationally recognized activist Jean Kilbourne, EdD reveals truth behind the "designated driver" advertisements and other hidden messages from tobacco and alcohol... read more
Widely acclaimed speaker and activist Jean Kilbourne, EdD discusses the role of alcohol on college campuses, especially how women are affected by high risk drinking... read more
Stephen Gray Wallace, MS Ed, a school psychologist & author helps parents on what to do when other parents are allowing alcohol at a party.
Shepard Kopp, Esq. Criminal Defense Attorney, shares advice for parents on the most common punishments for teens committing minor offenses
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Harry H. Harrison Jr., Best-Selling Parenting Author, shares advice for parents on how to teach kids the proper way to behave around alcohol in order to prevent underage... read more
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Jan Withers, national president of Mother Against Drunk Driving (MADD), explains an amazing new piece of technology that will combat and stop drivers who will attempt to... read more
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National MADD President, Jan Withers, shares advice for parents on what they can do to keep their kids when driving
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Jan Withers, national president of the organization and mother of a 15-year old killed by a drunk driver, explains her nationally recognized organization MADD (Mothers... read more
Jan Withers, president of MADD, explains what parents can do to keep children safe from drunk drivers when there is a party with alcohol happening.
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See Jan Withers's video on Using a parent's influence to keep kids from drinking...
Watch Jan Withers's video on What teens can say if they are offered alcohol...
National MADD President, Jan Withers, shares advice for parents on the best way to talk to their children about alcohol and the dangers it poses
View Hank Nuwer's video on Signs of alcohol poisoning...
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National president of Mothers Against Drunk Driving explains why the 21 Minimum Drinking Age Law is saving lives. Watch this video for more information.
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Watch Sharon LeGore's video on Parental rules when it comes to alcohol use...
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Watch Michael Dennis, PhD's video on Why teens use drugs and alcohol...
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