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7 Facts About Teen Alcohol Abuse

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Teen alcohol abuse is often not considered abuse by most adolescents; in fact a majority of college students do not consider heavy drinking that leads to vomiting alcohol abuse. This fact is alarming but sadly very true. However, one needs to understand that alcohol abuse is anything that leads a person into a potentially dangerous situation.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, alcohol is abused when an accident takes place and the driver has consumed alcohol even if he is not completely drunk.

The Facts about Teen Alcohol Abuse

Let us take a look at some of the facts about alcohol abuse that have come to light after conducting several studies and researches. These facts are:

  • Around 5000 youngsters under the age of 21 die from alcohol related mishaps like car crashes, suicides, homicides and injuries every year
  • Around 70% of 18 year old in the country accepted to drinking alcoholic beverages at least once
  • 80% of college-aged students accepted that they consume alcohol regularly
  • Around 2/3 high school students accepted that they drink to the point of intoxication
  • 18 to 34 year olds are involved in binge drinking the most. Binging often leads to violence, alcohol dependence, car accidents, unplanned pregnancy as well as contraction of sexually transmitted disease
  • Alcohol related deaths are the third highest reason of death in USA. Approximately 80,000 deaths that are related to alcohol abuse every year
  • 17% of men and 8% of women will be dependent on alcohol in their lifetime

Alcohol Abuse Recovery

Alcohol abuse recovery means changing your attitude and your behavior and finding a suitable way to stay sober and getting rid of your drinking problem. However, one needs to remember that recovery is not a cure but it is a lifelong process. Recovery process includes:

  • Educational groups
  • Individual as well as group counseling
  • Family counseling
  • 12-step education
  • Team building and recreational activities
  • Recovery planning for relapse prevention
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