PreventingTeenageBingeDrinking - There are a lot of...

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Unformatted text preview: There are a lot of teenagers who binge drink, which is when they consume five or more alcoholic beverages on one occasion. They don’t understand that their brains are still developing and have no concept of the damage alcohol has on their minds and bodies. Many teens just don’t know what to do for entertainment, while others think it makes them seem more grown-up. Parents play an important role in any teen’s life, no matter what that teen may say. As such, it is the parents’ responsibility to make sure the teen is safe. The parents need to know where the teen is going and who he or she will be with at all times. By doing this, the teen will have fewer opportunities to get alcohol. It is also important for the family to have a discussion about alcohol consumption (as well as other risky behaviors) and the consequences of such an act. If the parents are clear on their opinions of underage drinking and put in place a “zero-tolerance policy” that is strongly enforced, the teen will...
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This note was uploaded on 04/23/2008 for the course HIST ? taught by Professor Don'tremember during the Fall '06 term at Binghamton.

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