Alcohol Consumption Among Teens

Middle schoolers are fresh out of the ‘little kid’ stage but have yet to enter into their full-fledged teen experience. Nonetheless, government reports say that these fresh-faced youngsters are already busy experimenting with alcohol. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) tracks drug and alcohol use in our country through its annual National…

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The New Face of Underage Drinking

Preventing underage drinking is becoming more difficult as popular trends and fads are increasing alcohol consumption among teens. Michelle Nienhius, a Prevention Consultant with the Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services, points out in a recent article that young people are going to great lengths to obtain alcohol. This includes risky behavior that…

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