Teens and Alcohol
Underage drinking is an all too common trend among adolescents that can have potentially devastating health effects. When teenagers consume alcohol, they put themselves at serious risk of injury, disease, and even death. Understanding these risks can help teens avoid the dangers of drinking and live happier, healthier lives.
Many teens feel pressured to drink alcohol from a very young age. In many cases, they simply want to fit in with their peers who drink alcohol. Teens are also frequently encouraged to consume alcohol by the images they see on television or in movies that make drinking seem fun or “cool.” Some teens are even encouraged to drink because they see older family members doing so. However, what many teens...Read more