Alcohol is one of the most commonly used and abused drugs in our nation. In addition to being one of the most prevalent drugs, it is also one of the deadliest. Currently Alcohol use is ranked as the third leading cause of preventable death in the United States. Annually, 85,000 deaths are attributable to alcohol at a cost of $185 billion. Although, many don’t see alcohol abuse as a problem, it is still important to take it’s consumption seriously, here are some websites to help you educate and inform yourself.
Look around this website and read articles on abuse to learn about drug
effects, the signs of drug use and alcoholism, where to get help, alternatives
to using, and substance abuse treatment options.
This is a great website for young teens to find information on alcohol,
and advice on how to resist peer pressure to drink.
A comprehensive resource for families dealing with teen alcohol abuse, focusas.com offers advice and support to help families get their teens back on track. http://www.focusas.com/Alcohol.html
Here is an article that focuses on the health effects of teen alcohol abuse as well as some of the negative consequences of underage drinking. http://www.teendrugabuse.us/teensandalcohol.html