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Parenting, Part II: Talk to Teens About Alcohol

(4/20/2011)

By Kim Painter
USA Today
April 12, 2011
 
As prom and graduation season looms, parental worries turn to alcohol. And they should: About 70% of teens drink during high school years, and 23% of seniors admitted to binge drinking in 2010, researchers at the University of Michigan say. Today's teens drink less than many of their parents did, but alcohol remains a major killer, especially for teens who drink and drive or get into cars with drunken drivers. Ask an emergency room doctor about the effect of teen drinking — as I did this week — and you'll hear stories that will haunt you.

Read the full USA Today Article: http://yourlife.usatoday.com/parenting-family/teen-ya/story/2011/04/parenting-part-ii-talk-to-teens-about-alcohol/46021934/1


Keywords: parenting, talk to teens, alcohol



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