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Underage Drinking

Naked Nerf Gun-Fighting Games: New High School Trend?

| Posted 03.08.2012 | Teen

Every week, HuffPost High School rounds up the best local news stories about high school students from across the country through our friends at Patch...

The Shocking Economic Costs Of Underage Drinking

Posted 02.15.2012 | Home

It's no surprise that underage drinking is common in the U.S. In a 2009 study by the Centers for Disease Control And Prevention, 42 percent of high sc...

Reporter's Kids Bullied After Her Underage Drinking Report

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.15.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A veteran D.C.-area broadcast journalist, WUSA-TV's Andrea McCarren, has pulled herself from local airwaves after a recent investigative...

The High School Party Scene: Then & Now

Caren Osten Gerszberg | Posted 03.24.2012 | Parents
Caren Osten Gerszberg

I couldn't help but feel badly for these kids. They are growing up in an environment that has made alcohol so forbidden, so undeniably dangerous in nearly every way, that they feel the need to sneak it at every turn.

Are Parents Obsessed With Their Kids' Popularity?

Hayley Krischer | Posted 03.12.2012 | Parents
Hayley Krischer

Has the quest for popularity become so anxiety-provoking that parents, who are otherwise involved in their children's lives -- sports, arts, grades, clothing -- would allow their child to pose drunk with a beer can on the Internet?

Parents Held Responsible For Underage Drinking

AP | By LEANNE ITALIE | Posted 02.29.2012 | Parents

NEW YORK -- Parents of teens: If you think a drinking disaster at your kid's party can't happen at your house, not with your kid, because he's a good ...

Need A Fake ID? Apple Removes The App For That

Posted 12.15.2011 | Home

Need a fake ID? There was an app for that, until it was pulled from the App Store earlier this week. Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey urged Apple to rem...

French Lessons: Why You Shouldn't Let Teens Drink At Home

www.npr.org | Posted 12.12.2011 | Fifty

Many European parents, and some American ones, too, have long figured if they let their kids drink alcohol at home, they'd be less likely to go hog wi...

Dad Didn't Know Teens Were Drinking, But Was Arrested Anyway

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | Posted 12.08.2011 | Parents

On the Friday after Thanksgiving, Stanford Professor Bill Burnett and his wife Cynthia hosted a party for their son and his friends, 16 and 17-year-ol...

Sunrise on the Battery Gives Hart a Pulpit For Her Beliefs

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 01.02.2012 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

If Beth Webb Hart is writing for a religious readership then she has created a successful novel, but if she is aiming for the masses she has failed.

New Sign That Your Teen Might Be Drinking

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | Posted 08.10.2012 | Parents

One of the scariest things about raising teens is the possibility that they might be influenced to drink. You can warn them of the dangers and consequ...

The Consequences Of Underage Drinking

Harbinger High School Online | Jeri Freirich | Posted 11.22.2011 | Home

It was a Saturday night. Jessica Martin* and a few friends had received a call about a party. Her friends told her that the party was small, but it g...

Handcuffed Teen Evades Police, Turns Himself In

Posted 12.03.2011 | Chicago

An Indiana teen who escaped from a police car after being arrested for underage drinking apparently succumbed to a guilty conscience when he returned ...

Is Facebook The New Gateway Drug?

The Huffington Post | Laura Stampler | Posted 10.24.2011 | Parents

Is Facebook the new gateway drug? Teens who use Facebook and other social media outlets are five times more likely to smoke cigarettes, three times...

Back To School: Naperville Students Allegedly Show Up Drunk

Posted 10.19.2011 | Chicago

Many students at Naperville North High School have been suspended after they appeared to be intoxicated during the first day of school Wednesday. Offi...

Suburban Mother Accused Of Hosting Underage Kegger

Posted 10.10.2011 | Chicago

A Barrington woman is due in court later this month after being accused of hosting a large underage drinking party for her 18-year-old daughter and a ...

Amish Teen Accused Of Drinking Beer In Buggy, Leading Cops On Hoof-Powered Chase

Posted 09.18.2011 | Weird News

There are hot pursuits, and there are trot pursuits. After a short attempt at a hoof-powered getaway, an Amish teen who was allegedly spotted drink...

Florida High School Student Suing District After Drunk Crash

Posted 09.10.2011 | Education

A Florida high school student who, two years ago got drunk at his teacher's home and crashed the teacher's SUV into two vehicles, is now suing his dis...

Teen Girl Passes Out At Party, Winds Up Murdered, Dismembered

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.28.2011 | Denver

Jacquelyn Perea, 29, pleaded guilty Monday to a felony count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and misdemeanor marijuana-possession charge...

Teen Drinking: Do Parents Know The Facts?

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 06.20.2011 | Home
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

Should parents introduce alcohol to help children drink more responsibly, or does early exposure lead to an increase in alcohol abuse?

Why Adults Ignore Underage Drinking And Other Stories

Linda Flanagan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Linda Flanagan

Rather than fight it, many parents have raised the white flag and allowed their underage children to drink at home. What's more, some parents, advertently or not, supply their kids with booze.

Schools Struggle To Stifle Underage Drinking During Prom Season

AP | LEANNE ITALIE | Posted 06.18.2011 | Education

Wailing friends collapse at the burnished coffin of a teen as pallbearers slowly wheel it away. Two crashed cars sit nearby, bearing witness in pools ...

Tween Drinking: Sheriff Says Waitress Served 12-Year-Old

Posted 05.30.2011 | Chicago

Teen drinking is one of those much-decried social ills that's begun to seem almost inevitable. But tween drinking -- that's not one you hear about ver...

Kristin Hannah Touches the Heart With Night Road

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.28.2011 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Kristin Hanna is at her best when she creates stories full of love and conflict, and her latest novel Night Road is one of her best.

Talking To Your Kids About Drugs: 4 Healthy Concepts To Consider

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

What are some healthy ways to communicate with your children about the dangers of drugs and alcohol? The first thing one need consider is what kind of relationship the parent or guardian has with the child.