Alcohol

 

 

Man, why are adults so freaked about alcohol and teens?  I just don’t get it.  I mean, adults drink, so what’s the big deal?

 

The big deal is this:

Alcohol kills more teenagers than all OTHER drugs combined.  It is a factor in the three leading causes of death for 15-24 year olds: accidents, homicides and suicides.”  www.drugfreeworld.org

 

You do have a good point, Harrison – but, the statistics about drinking and adults are staggering too: 2.5 million people a year are treated for alcohol abuse. 1.4 million drivers are arrested for DUI (Driving Under the Influence) each year, and 40% of all violent crimes occur while under the influence of alcohol.

 

Drinking alcohol is a serious decision, and clearly one that not even many adults make well.  Teens however, are even more at risk for serious outcomes because (yes we’ve said it before) your brains and bodies are still developing.  Your bodies can not handle the same level of alcohol as adults and you can cause permanent brain damage from alcohol use (let alone the fact that you can die).

 

This section is going to cover the following topics so you can make the decision that is right for you when it comes to drinking… now, and when you are a big boring adult:

 

(A quick pop quiz)

What Is Alcohol, Exactly?

How Does Alcohol Affect the Body?

Alcohol Contents: Are All Drinks the Same?

Alcohol and Addiction: How Does It happen?

Different Kinds of Drinkers: Which One Will You Be?

Drinking and Driving: The Deadly Truth

Family and Alcohol: What Messages Do You Get?

Your Brain and Body on Alcohol

Bonus YSS: Alcohol and Babies: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Bonus YSS:  AA Alcohol Assessment

Bonus YSS: Energy Drinks and Alcohol

 

 

After you are done with these posts, please take our “Alcohol Q&A” that will provide you with even more information on this important topic in a question and answer format.  It’s located in the Drugs and Alcohol subtopics section and looks like this:

If you have any further questions after that, please check out www.drugfreeworld.org which was kind enough to supply us with much of the information in these posts.  It is an excellent resource for information on all drugs.

 

Post Question:  Have you been impacted by someone’s drinking?  If so, please share.

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116 responses to “Alcohol”

  1. wms020336 April 18, 2017 at 2:02 am
    wms020336

    yes and he unfortunately passed a couple years ago and it kind of stunk because every one liked him

  2. WMS020343 April 7, 2017 at 12:25 am
    WMS020343

    I have not been impacted by someone ‘s drinking

  3. wms020336 April 6, 2017 at 3:37 am
    wms020336

    no but the person is probably highly uncutrollable

  4. WMS020309 March 22, 2017 at 3:51 am
    WMS020309

    I have not been impacted by someone’s drinking.

  5. Wms020304 March 22, 2017 at 1:10 am
    Wms020304

    Yes, it has impacted my life

  6. WMS020826 March 21, 2017 at 12:16 am
    WMS020826

    No one in my family has harmed anyone while drunk.

  7. wms020803 March 20, 2017 at 2:47 pm
    wms020803

    No, because people who do drink around me can handle drinking, they do not go out of control

  8. WMS020318 March 20, 2017 at 12:58 am
    WMS020318

    Yes I have been impacted by someone’s drinking.

  9. WMS020830 March 20, 2017 at 12:09 am
    WMS020830

    No no one has been drunk that I know of and they did not hurt me.

  10. wms020326 March 19, 2017 at 10:22 pm
    wms020326

    I have never been affected by another person that was drinking

  11. wms080201 March 17, 2017 at 8:52 pm
    wms080201

    I never was impacted to drink

  12. WMS020924 March 17, 2017 at 7:50 pm
    WMS020924

    I have been impacted by family members drinking.

  13. WMS020807 March 17, 2017 at 7:28 pm
    WMS020807

    I have never been affected by someone else’s drinking

  14. wms020311 March 17, 2017 at 2:01 am
    wms020311

    I only been impacted by alcohol once in my life, where my grandpa accidentally overdosed but beside that my family all drinks responsibly, and we haven’t had a problem since.

  15. WMS020207 March 17, 2017 at 2:00 am
    WMS020207

    I have not been impacted by someone’s drinking

  16. wms020802 March 17, 2017 at 12:37 am
    wms020802

    no, I haven’t been impacted

  17. WMS020815 March 16, 2017 at 9:06 pm
    WMS020815

    No, i have never been impacted by someone’s drinking. My family rarely drinks a lot, if they do drink it is on special occasions

  18. WMS020904 March 16, 2017 at 7:35 pm
    WMS020904

    I have not been impacted by someone’s drinking

  19. wms020812 March 16, 2017 at 6:36 pm
    wms020812

    no i have not been impacted by someones drinking

  20. WMS020303 March 16, 2017 at 2:51 pm
    WMS020303

    no i have not been impacted by someone drinking

  21. wms020811 March 16, 2017 at 11:57 am
    wms020811

    yes i have been impacted by someone drinking

  22. wms020305 March 16, 2017 at 12:57 am
    wms020305

    I have never been affected or impacted by someones drinking

  23. WMS202010 March 16, 2017 at 12:38 am
    WMS202010

    no i have not been impacted by someone drinking

  24. wms020217 March 15, 2017 at 1:11 am
    wms020217

    Yes, my grandma is losing her memory partly because she was an alcoholic.

  25. WMS020335 March 15, 2017 at 12:27 am
    WMS020335

    No I haven’t.

  26. Kalyna March 14, 2017 at 11:19 pm
    Kalyna

    No, I have not been impacted on someones drinking.

  27. WMS020831 March 14, 2017 at 9:50 pm
    WMS020831

    No i have never been impacted by someone’s drinking. My family rarely drinks a lot, if they do drink its on special occasions

  28. wms020201 March 14, 2017 at 7:33 pm
    wms020201

    No, I have not been impacted by someone’s drinking

  29. WMSo20913 March 14, 2017 at 7:08 pm
    WMSo20913

    I was affected by one of my family members drinking once

  30. WMS020209 March 14, 2017 at 5:51 pm
    WMS020209

    I have not been impacted by someone drinking

  31. WMS02019 March 14, 2017 at 4:05 pm
    WMS02019

    No I have not been impacted by someone’s drinking

  32. WMS020819 March 14, 2017 at 3:57 pm
    WMS020819

    no i have not been impacted by someone drinking.

  33. WMS020825 March 13, 2017 at 8:48 pm
    WMS020825

    No I have not been affected by alcohol.

  34. WMS020215 March 13, 2017 at 8:06 pm
    WMS020215

    I have not been impacted by someone’s drinking

  35. WMS020828 March 13, 2017 at 7:17 pm
    WMS020828

    I have not been impacted by someones drinking habits.

  36. WMS020920 March 13, 2017 at 4:45 pm
    WMS020920

    I have not been impacted by someones drinking

  37. WMS020907 March 13, 2017 at 4:29 pm
    WMS020907

    Yes, my one of my uncles had a drinking problem. Along with one of my friend’s parents

  38. WMS020919 March 13, 2017 at 3:50 pm
    WMS020919

    No, I have not yet been impacted by someone’s drinking.

  39. WMS020906 March 13, 2017 at 3:48 pm
    WMS020906

    No, I have not been impacted by someone else’s drinking

  40. WMS020750 March 13, 2017 at 12:05 pm
    WMS020750

    i have not been by someone drinking

  41. WMS020312 March 13, 2017 at 11:58 am
    WMS020312

    I was not impacted by someone else’s drinking

  42. wms020921 March 13, 2017 at 3:48 am
    wms020921

    No, I have not yet been impacted by someone’s drinking.

  43. WMS020911 March 13, 2017 at 2:01 am
    WMS020911

    No I have not been impacted by someone’s drinking

  44. WMS39 March 13, 2017 at 12:37 am
    WMS39

    No.

  45. WMS21 March 13, 2017 at 12:37 am
    WMS21

    No. No one in my family is an alocholic

  46. WMS020307 March 13, 2017 at 12:05 am
    WMS020307

    I have not been impacted by someones drinking.

  47. Wms020339 March 12, 2017 at 10:07 pm
    Wms020339

    No

  48. ni.ma March 11, 2017 at 9:50 pm
    ni.ma

    no

  49. ni.ma March 11, 2017 at 9:45 pm
    ni.ma

    No i have not been impacted by some ones drinking

  50. WMS020312 March 11, 2017 at 5:44 pm
    WMS020312

    I have not been impacted by anyone else’s drinking

  51. wms020301 March 11, 2017 at 12:47 am
    wms020301

    No I have not been impacted by someones drinking

  52. wms020301 March 11, 2017 at 12:47 am
    wms020301

    No I have not

  53. WMS020908 March 10, 2017 at 3:16 am
    WMS020908

    No I have not been impacted by someone’s drinking

  54. WMS020320 March 9, 2017 at 12:47 am
    WMS020320

    I have not been impacted by someone’s drinking.

  55. avinash.makhijani @mtplcsd.org March 8, 2017 at 11:55 pm
    avinash.makhijani @mtplcsd.org

    No I have not drank any alcohol but my sister saw her friends drinking alcohol and she didn’t drink she saw them and was taking the beer away from her two friends. she got very impacted and took the beer from her friends

  56. wms020816 March 8, 2017 at 5:50 pm
    wms020816

    no.

  57. WMS010923 October 24, 2016 at 12:19 am
    WMS010923

    I have never been impacted by someones drinking

  58. WMS010810 October 21, 2016 at 12:17 am
    WMS010810

    No I have never been impacted by others drinking

  59. wms010813 October 20, 2016 at 5:00 pm
    wms010813

    No my life has not been affected by someones drinking, and i cant imagine how it feel if it was.

  60. wms010809 October 20, 2016 at 4:59 pm
    wms010809

    My life has not been affected by alcohol, I think if it was i would have a pretty hard life.

  61. WMS010303 October 19, 2016 at 11:21 pm
    WMS010303

    I have seen people around me drink too much sometimes, and it scares me and makes me nervous about them. I don’t want to drink a lot when I get older, I will drink responsibly. I have been impacted by people drinking around me, and I would like to try and stop that

  62. wmso10819 October 19, 2016 at 2:52 pm
    wmso10819

    yes i have been effected by someone drinking because i know that it makes you dizzy and i have seen a lot of people that drink fall and get hurt. that impacts me because people are getting hurt by drinking alcohol.

  63. WMS010824 October 19, 2016 at 2:45 pm
    WMS010824

    I have not been impacted by someone’s drinking.

  64. WMS010824 October 19, 2016 at 2:45 pm
    WMS010824

    I have not been impacted by someone’s drinking

  65. wms010341 October 19, 2016 at 12:58 pm
    wms010341

    no I have been lucky enough

  66. wms010312 October 18, 2016 at 1:50 pm
    wms010312

    No my parents and aunts and uncles all drink responsibly

  67. WMS010308 October 18, 2016 at 1:35 pm
    WMS010308

    I have not been impacted by alcohol but i fell really bad for the kids whose parents have been affected.

  68. wms010902 October 18, 2016 at 3:01 am
    wms010902

    I haven’t been in a situation where people drinking around me has impacted me.

  69. WMS010806 October 17, 2016 at 11:41 pm
    WMS010806

    I have not been impacted by someone else’s drinking, I hope that I never will be and if I am i will say no.

  70. WMS010916 October 17, 2016 at 8:43 pm
    WMS010916

    Yes it has. A relative of mine died of liver failure due to alcoholism. Also, it is uncomfortable sometimes when people are drinking around me.

  71. WMS0121 October 17, 2016 at 8:35 pm
    WMS0121

    Kind of in a way because my Grandpa drinks a lot it has lead do some issues with himself and i kind of feel upset and depressed about it a lot and it distracts me.

  72. WMS010203 October 17, 2016 at 6:40 pm
    WMS010203

    No, I have luckily never been impacted by somebody drinking.

  73. WMS010904 October 17, 2016 at 6:13 pm
    WMS010904

    No, I have never been impacted by someone else’s drinking.

  74. WMS010917 October 17, 2016 at 6:13 pm
    WMS010917

    No I’ve never been

  75. wms010914 October 17, 2016 at 6:06 pm
    wms010914

    No have never been impacted by someone drinking

  76. WMS010910 October 17, 2016 at 6:02 pm
    WMS010910

    No, my life has not been affected by anyone who drinks in any kind of way

  77. wms010916 October 17, 2016 at 6:00 pm
    wms010916

    I have. Alcohol can make me uncomfortable when being used by people under aged

  78. wms10191 October 17, 2016 at 6:00 pm
    wms10191

    No, i have never been involved or impacted by someone drinking.

  79. wms010831 October 17, 2016 at 5:20 pm
    wms010831

    no i havent

  80. wms010830 October 17, 2016 at 5:16 pm
    wms010830

    i have never been impacted to drink.

  81. WMS010825 October 17, 2016 at 4:44 pm
    WMS010825

    Since I am young I can not drink alcohol but if i was older I still won’t do it because I know the impacts of it.

  82. wms010907 October 17, 2016 at 3:15 pm
    wms010907

    No I have never been impacted by someone’s drinking.

  83. wms010915 October 17, 2016 at 3:14 pm
    wms010915

    I have never been impacted by someone’s drinking.

  84. Wms010918 October 17, 2016 at 3:02 pm
    Wms010918

    I have never been impacted by someones drinking and I hope I never have to go through it.

  85. wms010905 October 17, 2016 at 2:57 pm
    wms010905

    I have been impacted by someones drinking before.To explain, my [relative] came home drunk and threw up everywhere and was rushed to the hospital which impacted me because it showed me how bad drinking alcohol really is. That night changed thew way I view alcohol, it was a near death experience i never want to encounter again

  86. wms010918 October 17, 2016 at 2:57 pm
    wms010918

    I have not been impacted by someones drinking problems, I hope I never do

  87. wms010920 October 17, 2016 at 2:54 pm
    wms010920

    no

  88. wms010348 October 17, 2016 at 1:58 pm
    wms010348

    no i have not been impacted from someone to drink but if i was i would say no and stay out of it.

  89. wms010348 October 17, 2016 at 1:56 pm
    wms010348

    i have never drank before and if i am impacted from people i will say no and stay out of it.

  90. wms010344 October 17, 2016 at 1:56 pm
    wms010344

    No I have thankfully never been effected by someones drinking.

  91. wms010325 October 17, 2016 at 1:40 pm
    wms010325

    I have never been affected by someone’s drinking. Sadly, some people are affected.

  92. wms010344 October 17, 2016 at 1:37 pm
    wms010344

    I have luckily never been effected by someones drinking.

  93. wms010346 October 17, 2016 at 1:33 pm
    wms010346

    No, I have not been impacted by someone else drinking.

  94. wms010212 October 17, 2016 at 1:03 pm
    wms010212

    no i have never been impacted by someone drinking

  95. wms010207 October 17, 2016 at 1:00 pm
    wms010207

    no and i hope it never happens

  96. wms010214 October 17, 2016 at 12:59 pm
    wms010214

    yes, it made my life miserable

  97. wms010209 October 17, 2016 at 12:55 pm
    wms010209

    I have never been impacted by someones drinking.

  98. wms010206 October 17, 2016 at 12:53 pm
    wms010206

    My uncle became a alcoholic and druggy and did not get help and unfortunately died.

  99. wms010217 October 17, 2016 at 12:49 pm
    wms010217

    I was never impacted by someones drinking. I hope it wont happen to me.

  100. WMS010824 October 17, 2016 at 12:04 am
    WMS010824

    I have not been impacted by someone to drink alcohol. But if I ever am I will say no, and stay sober.

  101. wms010337 October 16, 2016 at 11:06 pm
    wms010337

    my life has not been impacted by someone else’s drinking. I hope that I will never be impacted through my life

  102. wms010339 October 16, 2016 at 10:52 pm
    wms010339

    I have not been impacted by someone’s drinking, and I feel bad for the kids who have.

  103. WMS010908 October 16, 2016 at 9:32 pm
    WMS010908

    No, I have never been put in a situation where I was impacted by the people around me drinking.

  104. WMS010805 October 16, 2016 at 8:34 pm
    WMS010805

    No, I have not been impacted by someone’s drinking

  105. WMS010814 October 16, 2016 at 7:56 pm
    WMS010814

    I have never been impacted by someone’s drinking, but I feel like my dad can drink too much sometimes and that has influenced me to never drink alcohol when I’m older except maybe once in a while.

  106. wms010334 October 15, 2016 at 3:45 pm
    wms010334

    No, I have not been impacted by anyones drinking, and I hope I never will be.

  107. wms010922 October 13, 2016 at 7:23 pm
    wms010922

    I have not been impacted by someone’s drinking, and I might never be ever. I also do feel bad for those who have and I am sorry for them.

  108. wms010919 October 13, 2016 at 6:20 pm
    wms010919

    I have never really been affected but i do feel that high school could bring problems about the drinking. Many do start to early and could get very hurt. Finally no one should be doing any of this and it really should not happen

  109. wms010919 October 13, 2016 at 6:19 pm
    wms010919

    I have never really been affected but i do feel that high school could bring problems about the drinking. Many do start to early and could get very hurt.

  110. WMS010219 October 13, 2016 at 1:17 pm
    WMS010219

    No, I have not been impacted by someone’s drinking, and hopefully I will never be.

  111. WMS010216 October 13, 2016 at 1:09 pm
    WMS010216

    No, my life has not been affected by drinking or by someone else drinking. Thankfully, my life has not been impacted and I feel sorry for those who have.

  112. WMS10220 October 13, 2016 at 1:09 pm
    WMS10220

    My life has not been impacted by someone else’s drinking.

  113. wms010205 October 13, 2016 at 1:09 pm
    wms010205

    i have not been impacted by someone else drinking.

  114. WMS010215 October 13, 2016 at 1:03 pm
    WMS010215

    No, I have been lucky enough to be raised in an environment in which the only drinking that is done is by adults that have self control

  115. wms010208 October 13, 2016 at 12:54 pm
    wms010208

    I have not been effected by someones drinking i have seen someone drunk though

  116. WMS10322 October 9, 2016 at 9:59 pm
    WMS10322

    No, my life has not been impacted by someone’s drinking and I can’t even imagine the life of someone who’s life has.