Here’s Why Alcohol Abuse is Prevalent Among Teens

Underage drinking is a problem that affects many teens across the U.S. Adolescents often don’t understand all the dangers that consuming alcohol can have, especially since their brains have not developed for the ability to assess risk. Teens are also likely to binge drink, which is the most dangerous form of drinking. In addition, teens can get into a great deal of legal trouble if caught drinking underage. Continue reading “Here’s Why Alcohol Abuse is Prevalent Among Teens” »

Behaviors Linked to Binge Drinking in College Students

It seems like binge drinking and college go hand-in-hand. Minimal scientific research has been done regarding the subject. However, Florida Atlantic University conducted a study aimed at discovering what behavior shows a tendency toward binge drinking. The results are interesting and may help parents be better prepared to provide guidance to college students.

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Summertime Blues: Why Teens Drink More in the Summer

Schools in the Kansas City metro will soon be releasing for summer break but new freedom can be dangerous. Teens drink more heavily in the summer than during the school year for a variety of reasons.  Continue reading “Summertime Blues: Why Teens Drink More in the Summer” »