Sunday, 7 April 2013

Teenage Alcohol Abuse

How Much Alcohol do teens use?


Alcohol is the most frequently used drug by teenagers in the Canada. About half of junior high and senior high school students drink alcohol on a monthly basis, and 14% of teens have been intoxicated at least once in the past year. Nearly 8% of teens who drink say they drink at least five or more alcoholic drinks in a row (binge drink). 
Effects of Alcohol Abuse for Teenagers:
Just a few of the many dangerous effects of alcohol use in teens include the following:
  • Alcohol decreases teens' ability to pay attention.
  • Teens who have experienced alcohol withdrawal tend to have difficulties with memory.
  • In contrast to adults, teens tend to abuse alcohol with other substances, usually marijuana.
  • Male teens who drink heavily tend to complete fewer years of education compared to male teens who do not.
  • The younger a person is when they begin drinking, the more likely they are to develop a problem with alcohol.

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