Teens who drink are at higher risk for date rape, pregnancy, HIV and other STDs, assault, drowning, alcohol poisoning, alcohol dependency, DUI-related injury and death (yours and/or others)
If you are under 18, you can be sued for acts committed while drinking, such as vandalism, physical assault, and date rape.
Property damage may not be covered by insurance if alcohol is involved
Your parents are liable for any underage drinking that takes place at their residence.
there are 205.5 million licensed drivers in the United States
Young drivers, between 15 and 20 years old, accounted for 6.4% (13.2 million) of the total.
In 2008, 12% (5,864) of all drivers involved in fatal collisions (50,186) were young drivers 15 to 20 years old.
292 young drivers with a BAL 0.01-0.07 (or 5% of all fatalities for the 15 to 20 age group) were involved in fatal collisions.
drug addiction: uncontrollable, compulsive drug seeking and use, even in the face of negative health and social consequences
Drug addiction is a disease.
physical dependency: begins to physically need the alcohol or drug in order to function
Addiction is a condition caused by repeated drug or alcohol use, characterized by a compulsive urge to continue using the drug, a tendency to increase dosage, and physiological and/or psychological dependence.
People who have this addiction tend to have serious health problems are prone to grand mood swings, violent and unpredictable behavior, and loss of friendships or family relationships. turn inward, wanting only satisfy their addictions unable to get their drug of choice, their bodies go into withdrawal.
Marijuana is often considered “just a plant,” but it actually has 61 chemicals unique to the cannabis plant and contains carcinogens.
Some common stimulants are:
• Pep pills
• Diet pills
Abuse of these substances can cause paranoia, convulsions, nervousness, coma, and in some