Teen Alcohol Use: A Call To Action

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Original Source: washtimesherald.com

The month of October brings Red Ribbon Week, an event supported by the National Family Partnership as an anti-drug campaign. Since 1986, this campaign has brought awareness to the general public about the dangers of drug abuse, including alcohol, prescription drugs and marijuana.

Did you know the greatest influence on young people’s decision to begin drinking alcohol is the world they live in? This includes their families, friends, schools, the larger community and society as a whole. Alcohol use by young people is often made possible by adults. After all, teens can’t legally buy alcohol on their own.

Alcohol is the most used and abused drug among teenagers in America. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 31.5 percent of all high school students in America report they have engaged in “binge drinking,” which is when someone consumes…click here to continue reading

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