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Underage Drinking (Alcohol Use & Abuse)

Any thoughts or suggestions regarding the prevention of tobacco use among young people of today? What about particular risk factors that influence this? What about programs that help with cessation that are geared toward youth? What about efficacy rates and factors that may improve them?


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Underage Drinking

According to the National Institute on Alcohol and Abuse (NIH, 2015), "Underage drinking is a risk that attracts many developing adolescents and teens. When young people try alcohol, they often don't realize the damaging effects drinking can have on their own lives, their families, and their communities. Aside from being illegal, underage drinking is a widespread public health problem that poses many risks." Anyone under 21 drinking alcohol is considered drinking and for a good many, due to their inability to control their consumption, it often leads to alcohol abuse. Reinberg (2011) reports that, "More than a third of American teenagers are turning to alcohol or drugs, with 32 percent saying they drink, 19 percent saying they use drugs and 15 percent saying they do both." The younger a person is when they begin use/abuse of any substance, the more susceptible they are to develop lifelong issues including alcoholism and related health risks.

Risk Factors

Risk factors for alcohol use and abuse in teens are many but the following tend to be the most common and impactful factors ...

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