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Addiction Treatment Blog by Addiction Experts » Entries tagged with "teen alcohol abuse"

Drunken Gummies- Alcoholic Gummy Bears

Drunken Gummies- Alcoholic Gummy Bears

According to an article on MSNBC A new strategy to conceal and simplify the consumption of alcohol is being utilized across the nation in the form of gummy bears equipped with vodka. The bears are soaked in vodka overnight and absorb the liquor, resulting in bears that are three times larger than normal size. These bloated bears can then be consumed without detection by those that are not of legal age to drink, or in … Read entire article »

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Clinician’s Guide to Underage Drinking

Clinician’s Guide to Underage Drinking

The earlier a person begins drinking alcohol, the higher their chances are for developing an addiction. In addition, youthful brains are much more vulnerable to damage by alcohol use. Adolescent alcohol use may go completely undetected by doctors and parents alike, who may only recognize the problem after it has become severe. A non-threatening method to identify and arrest alcohol use during its early stages has been released by The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse … Read entire article »

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Link Between Teen Violence and Soda Consumption

Link Between Teen Violence and Soda Consumption

Poor nutrition and the effects on behavior has long been a controversial body of research. Do teens who consume more soda get involved in more fights and come off more aggressively? Does the excess sugar in soft drinks affect the brain, leading to violent acts? Soda drinks are certainly not a healthy form of beverage and has the ability to influence mood in children and adolescents. Harvard School of Public Health’s Injury Control Research Center in … Read entire article »

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Fake IDs Enabling Underage Drinking

Fake IDs Enabling Underage Drinking

You used to have to walk downtown to a questionable neighborhood. Sometimes a friend’s older sister gave you hers. Or maybe you knew someone who knew someone that made them right out of their house. Fake IDs are no longer that difficult to come by. Our internet culture has opened up new avenues for drug use and illegal activity for anyone from the privacy of your own home. Fake ID websites are an easy alternative … Read entire article »

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Alcohol Advertisements Targeting Teens

Alcohol Advertisements Targeting Teens

The United States youth is exposed to alcohol everyday through glorified commercial’s and television shows using product placement. Studies revealed that in the past decade Alcohol ad’s jumped 71%. The Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY) released facts of the growing concern of the exposure to alcohol on the nation’s youth. Between 2001 and 2007 well over 2 million alcohol advertisements were broadcast. Besides the internet, television has a heavy influence on a teenager’s … Read entire article »

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