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By Keith Jones; (ed.)

Alcoholism Sourcebook presents entire info on alcoholism between all age teams, describing its results, incorporating new reviews on alcoholism's restoration and therapies, and together with a thesaurus of phrases beginners to the subject will locate precious.

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It is never too early to talk to your child about alcohol. Most 6-yearolds know that alcohol is only for adults. Between the ages of 9 and 13, children start to view alcohol more positively. 2 percent already are current alcohol users. Why is underage drinking everyone’s problem? Underage drinking is a public health problem that affects the safety and well-being of everyone in a community—not just underage drinkers and their families. 01 or above. 37 Alcoholism Sourcebook, Fourth Edition What does underage drinking cost the United States?

Peers become the bridge between the family and the adult social roles the young person must assume. Youth look to their peers for support, approval, and belonging. They tend to choose peers who are similar to themselves. To gain acceptance from their peers, youth tend to dress alike, use similar speech patterns, be enamored of the same heroes, and listen to the same music. They want to steer clear of humiliation, so they try to look and act like their peers to avoid disapproval and negative judgments.

When adolescents drink, they are more likely to engage in risky sexual behavior resulting in outcomes such as unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases. In addition, underage drinking increases the risk of physical and sexual assault. It is associated with tobacco and illicit drug use, as well as academic failure. Starting to drink at an earlier age is associated with greater odds of experiencing motor vehicle crash involvement, unintentional injuries, and physical fights while drinking.

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