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Alcohol is the drug of choice for many adolescents. When this disease is not addressed at an early stage and even treated, the disease can take its toll on the young person and lead them down a very dark path. This path typically includes alcoholism as an adult, substance abuse of “harder” drugs, diseases, or even death. Each year, almost 5000 people under the age of 21, die as a result of underage drinking. This includes deaths from motor vehicle accidents, homicides, suicide, and even death caused by falls or drownings (U.S. Department of Health and Human Service, 2012). This is a disease that begins at an early age References Becker, S. J., Jones, R. N., Hernandez, L., Graves, H. R., & Spirito, A. (2016). Moderators of brief motivation-enhancing treatments for alcohol-positive adolescents presenting to the
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