Teens and Drugs & Alcohol
Did you know that the average American
has his or her first drink around age 14? According to the National
Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, almost 80% of high school
students have tried alcohol. In an average
month, about 9 million American teens drink alcohol.
Teens who drink put themselves
at risk for many problems - problems with the law, at school,
and with their parents just to name a few. Deciding whether to
drink is a personal decision that we each eventually have to make.
Hopefully the following provides the facts about alcohol and teens,
including how alcohol affects your body, so you can make an educated
Please click here for
information on Drugs and its effects.
What Is Alcohol?
Alcohol is fermented fruits, vegetables
and grains. These are fermented when the sugar in the fruit, vegetables,
and grains is allowed to change chemically with the use of yeast
Effects of Alcohol