a look at teenage drinking

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Presentation Essentials – Unit4 Group Project Monte Thorne American Intercontinental University:

Presentation Essentials – Unit4 Group Project Monte Thorne American Intercontinental University 1

A Look at Teenage Drinking:

A Look at Teenage Drinking 2

Key Signs:

Key Signs Disruptive behavior Risk taking Lack of control Increased alcohol tolerance 3

Who is to Blame?:

Who is to Blame? 4

Causes of Teenage Drinking:

Causes of Teenage Drinking Influence caused by alcoholic parents It’s considered to be cool Escapism 5

Alcoholic Parents:

Alcoholic Parents Parents have become enablers to their teenage drinking children. 6

It’s considered to be cool:

It’s considered to be cool 7


Escapism Teenage alcoholism is a way to escape something. This in turn leads to a temporary state of bliss (Lad, K. 2011). 8

Teenage Drinking Statistics:

Teenage Drinking Statistics Drinking Levels among Youth The 2009 Youth Risk Behavior Survey 5 found that among high school students, during the past 30 days 42% drank some amount of alcohol. 24% binge drank. 10% drove after drinking alcohol. 9


Consequences One teenager is killed every hour due to drunken driving in the U.S. 10

How to Help Prevent or Reduce Teenage Drinking:

How to Help Prevent or Reduce Teenage Drinking Speak to teenagers about alcohol Drink infrequently around teenagers Spend quality time with children Encourage teenagers to be active Show love 11


Conclusion Adolescence is a transition time when the body is undergoing many significant changes. It is also a time when young people start to associate more with friends. They feel an increased pressure to ‘fit in’ or ‘go along with the crowd’. These new circumstances can be confusing and difficult for youth to deal with. More and more are turning to alcohol. Exposing the brain to alcohol during this period may interrupt key processes of brain development as well as to a further escalation of drinking. 12


References Alexander, C. (2009). Teenage Drunk Drivers. Retrieved fromhttp://www.aboutwi.com/blog/teenage-drunk-drivers Cetera, M. (2008). Beacon blog; retrieved from http://blogs.suburbanchicagonews.com Detto, M. (2010). How to Help Prevent or Reduce Teenage Drinking. Retrieved from http://www.ehow.com/how_7571965_prevent 13

References (Cont.):

References (Cont.) Effects of Teenage Drinking (2011). Retrieved from http://www-learn-about-alcoholism.com Free Articles by ArticlesBase. Copyright©2005-2011. Jackson, K. (2011). Retrieved from http://baltimore.cbslocal.com Lad, K. (2011). Causes of Teenage Drinking. Retrieved from www.buzzle.com 14

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