Alcohol and Teens

  • Medical Author:
    Roxanne Dryden-Edwards, MD

    Dr. Roxanne Dryden-Edwards is an adult, child, and adolescent psychiatrist. She is a former Chair of the Committee on Developmental Disabilities for the American Psychiatric Association, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, and Medical Director of the National Center for Children and Families in Bethesda, Maryland.

  • Medical Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD
    Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD

    Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD

    Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, is a U.S. board-certified Anatomic Pathologist with subspecialty training in the fields of Experimental and Molecular Pathology. Dr. Stöppler's educational background includes a BA with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia and an MD from the University of North Carolina. She completed residency training in Anatomic Pathology at Georgetown University followed by subspecialty fellowship training in molecular diagnostics and experimental pathology.

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Teen Drug Abuse: Statistics, Facts, Warning Signs, and Symptoms

What is the prognosis for alcoholism?

Without treatment, youth who drink excessively as teenagers are more likely to become problem drinkers as adults. Depending on the severity of alcohol misuse, the youth's prognosis can be significantly improved by interventions ranging from involving the teen's parents to having the teen participate in Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or more intensive treatments

How can a teen get help for an alcohol problem?

Medically reviewed by Margaret Walsh, MD; American Board of Pediatrics


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  • Alcohol and Teens - Personal Experience

    At what age did you start drinking? Was peer pressure a contributing factor? Please share your story.

  • Alcohol and Teens - Signs and Symptoms

    What were the signs and symptoms associated with alcohol intoxication in you, a friend or your child?

  • Alcohol and Teens - Parental Prevention

    As a parent of a teen, how do you try to prevent alcohol use and/or abuse?

  • Alcohol and Teens - Causes and Risks

    If known, what were the risk factors for developing alcoholism as a teenager?

  • Alcohol and Teens - Treatment

    What kinds of treatment were helpful in treating your teen alcohol problems?

  • Alcohol and Teens - Help for Teens

    Was there a counselor, group, or organization that helped you with your alcohol problems? Please share your experience.


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