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Teen Drinking

An Open Letter To My Teenage Son About Drinking

Kathy Radigan | Posted 07.24.2014 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

I never want my son to say that I wasn't clear about my feelings -- so I'm writing them out here, for all to see.

'The Drunk Song' Understands Your Drinking Habits Too Well

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 06.18.2014 | College

If you've ever been drunk, or know someone who has, you'll be able to relate to Zoe Anne's hilariously accurate "The Drunk Song." Her upbeat melody, a...

Teens Today Are Making Smarter Choices, Except For This

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 06.12.2014 | Parents

NEW YORK (AP) — American teens are smoking less, drinking less and fighting less. But they're texting behind the wheel and spending a lot of time on...

How to Talk to Your Kids About Justin Bieber's Arrest

Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP | Posted 03.26.2014 | Parents
Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP

lcohol-related injuries kill over 5,000 teens every year. Bieber's decision-making presents a huge opportunity to protect our own children.

5 Ways to Deal With Teens and Alcohol Over the Holidays

GalTime | Posted 02.16.2014 | Parents
GalTime

The holidays may be a time for you and your kids to celebrate and be merry, but it is certainly not a time to lower your guard and let the alcohol flow.

School Pressure: Rx to Self-Medicate?

Todd Kestin | Posted 02.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Todd Kestin

When we're guided to a place where we let go of everyone else's ideas on how we should live and begin to live our own story, the urge for alcohol and drugs may disappear. In its place is a love for life, the passion to explore, and the hope of finding our place and purpose in this world.

Should We Have Learner's Permits For Alcohol, Too?

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 11.20.2013 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

Just as we are accountable for being sure our kids are fed and housed and stay out of the street, just as we are accountable for making sure they get an education and get the medical care they need, we should be accountable for teaching them how to responsibly use alcohol.

Surprising Factor Could Predict If Teens Will Drink

Posted 09.13.2013 | Parents

By: By Lauren Cox, Contributing writer Published: 09/12/2013 04:03 PM EDT on LiveScience Parenting competitions can start early. How old child...

A Summer of Fun or a Summer of Dangerous Underage Drinking?

Colleen Greene | Posted 10.23.2013 | Parents
Colleen Greene

Parents need to set clear rules regarding alcohol use and provide positive examples to influence their teens.

14-Year-Old Drunkenly Crashes Into Multiple Cars

AP | Posted 09.03.2013 | Crime

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — The Washington State Patrol says an apparently intoxicated 14-year-old boy led a trooper on a short car chase before crashin...

When You Catch Your Kids Drinking

GalTime | Posted 04.30.2013 | Parents
GalTime

While drinking is one of the typical risks teens take, don't treat it lightly. And remember, knowing your kid and having open communication are two of the best ways to head off serious trouble, including alcohol abuse.

BFFs Play Surprising Role In Teen Drinking, Study Shows

Posted 04.12.2013 | Science

By: Megan Gannon, News Editor Published: 01/30/2013 07:01 AM EST on LiveScience Best friends might play the biggest role in influencing when teens...

4 Ways Parents Can Prevent Underage Drinking

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 04.01.2013 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

Let's be honest: When was the last time you talked about alcohol ads with your kids? I don't mean in a "Wow, that was a cool ad they had on during the Super Bowl," kind of way.

World's "Meanest Mom," Or Just A Plain 'Ol Parent?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 03.17.2013 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

The most important thing a parent can do sometimes is be mean. Being mean can keep them safe and, sometimes, help keep them alive.

Next: Legalized Alcohol For 18-Year-Olds?

Posted 03.12.2013 | Denver

In November, Colorado voted to regulate marijuana like alcohol, and now a state senator is proposing a bill to legalize public consumption of alcohol ...

Will I Be Like Her? Why This Question Haunts Me Every Time I Drink

Leah Odze Epstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Leah Odze Epstein

I can't quite shake the little voice in my head that whispers, every time I take a sip of alcohol, Careful: this could change your life.

Study: Teen Student Drinkers More Likely To Feel Socially Isolated, Have Poor Grades

Posted 06.12.2012 | Education

Teen alcohol consumption is at times credited as a result of high stress lifestyles and an allowance for students to unwind around friends. But a rece...

Survey Studies Risky Behaviors on College Campuses

Scott Willyerd | Posted 08.06.2012 | College
Scott Willyerd

Roughly one in six surveyed teens who had been on an overnight college admissions visit reported drinking alcohol during the visit. Teens also reported engaging in intimate sexual behavior, using drugs other than alcohol or driving while impaired.

The Rules Of Prom And The Rules of Life

Lisa Belkin | Posted 08.06.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Raising a teenager is like being a Kremlinologist during the Cold War. For those trying to navigate, here's a primer on how to attend the prom at one suburban New York high school. At least these appear to have been the rules yesterday. They may have changed by today. 

In Defense of the Drinking Age

Deni Carise | Posted 08.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Deni Carise

Prohibition is not the answer. But neither is lowering the minimum legal drinking age.

Are We Teaching Our Kids to Binge Drink?

Suzanne Hegland | Posted 07.14.2012 | Parents
Suzanne Hegland

Allowing our kids to drink at home as a way to avoid drunk driving doesn't get at the real problem with our attitude toward drinking in this country.

Angels at Risk: Damage Control Works in the Kindest of Ways

Susie Spain | Posted 07.10.2012 | Impact
Susie Spain

Teens who do not have dinner with their families five to seven times per week are twice as likely to have used alcohol and 1.5 times likelier to have used marijuana, as compared to teens who do participate in family dinners.

'The Terrifying Event That Scared Me Sober -- Forever'

| Posted 04.28.2012 | Teen

This is a teen-written article from our friends at Represent Magazine, a platform for and by young people in foster care. Some details from this young...

Sexual Assault More Prevalent Than Many Think

The Daily Collegian | Posted 06.05.2012 | College
The Daily Collegian

April honors a lot of our friends, family members and colleagues, whether we know it or not. It is up to us to make sure we don't ignore their cry for help, even if a survivor never makes him or herself known to us.

The Most Dangerous Type of Facebook Photos

Gina Scarpino | Posted 06.02.2012 | Teen
Gina Scarpino

After being exposed to pictures on Facebook of drinking or illegal drug use, some teens feel the need to try it. But posting pictures that show minors drinking or using drugs could get you into trouble.