Alcohol Information for Teens, 3rd Edition

  • Karen Bellenir
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  • ISBN-10: 0780813146
  • ISBN-13: 9780780813144
  • DDC: 613.81
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - College Senior
  • 400 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released April 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Underage drinking can lead to a host of negative consequences, including trouble in relationships, in school, and in social activities. Alcohol is also a leading contributor to fatal injuries, and it plays a roll in risky sexual behaviors. Furthermore, alcohol affects every organ in the body, and excessive consumption is associated with multiple adverse health consequences, including liver disease, various cancers, cardiovascular disease, neurological damage, and mental health disorders. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention claims that excessive alcohol consumption is the third leading preventable cause of death in the United States, associated with 75,000 deaths per year. ALCOHOL INFORMATION FOR TEENS, Second Edition provides updated information about alcohol and its effects on the body, brain, and behavior, including short-term consequences and long-term health risks to individual organs and mental well-being. It describes the risks and signs of emerging alcohol-related problems, offers information about treatments, and describes strategies to prevent teen alcohol abuse. A special section offers facts and encouragement to children of alcoholics, and the book concludes with directories of resources for further help and information.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
1: About Alcohol and Alcohol Abuse.
2: Straight Talk about Alcohol.
3: Questions and Answers about Alcohol.
4: Can Some People Consume Alcohol Safely?.
5: Problems with Caffeinated Alcoholic Beverages.
6: Binge Drinking.
7: Alcohol Poisoning.
8: Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
9: The Stages of Alcoholism.
10: Concurrent Alcohol and Drug Use.
11: Women and Alcohol: Increased Risks.
12: Underage Drinking.
13: Teens and Alcohol: A Dangerous Combination.
14: The Teen Brain: Still under Construction.
15: Alcohol, Peers, and Peer Pressure.
16: Underage Drinking Is a Serious Problem.
17: A Developmental Perspective on Underage Alcohol Use.
18: Abusive and Underage College Drinking.
19: Emergency Department Visits Involving Underage Alcohol Use.
20: Alcohol's Physical Effects.
21: Understanding Alcohol's Impact on Your Health.
22: Blood Alcohol Concentration, Hangovers, and Memory Lapses.
23: Alcohol and the Liver.
24: Alcohol and the Pancreas.
25: Alcohol-Associated Brain Damage.
26: Bone Health and Alcohol Use.
27: Alcohol Use and Cancer Risk.
28: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.
29: Mental Health and Behavioral Risks Associated with Alcohol.
30: Alcohol and Mental Health.
31: Alcohol and Suicide Risk.
32: How Addiction Develops.
33: Teen Dating Violence.
34: Rape and Date Rape.
35: Sexual Risk Behaviors and Sexually Transmitted Infections.
36: Impaired Driving.
37: Alcoholism Treatment and Recovery.
38: Rethinking Drinking.
39: Alcoholism Treatment Principles.
40: Alcohol Withdrawal and Delirium Tremens.
41: Sobriety: The First 30 Days.
42: Long-Term Addiction Recovery.
43: Alcoholism in the Family.
44: Children of Alcoholics.
45: The Dynamics of an Alcoholic Family.
46: A Family History of Alcoholism: Are You at Risk?.
47: The Link between Paternal Alcohol Use and Adolescent Substance Abuse.
48: What to Do If a Family Member Abuses Alcohol.
49: If Your Sibling Has a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.
50: If You Need More Information.
51: Alcohol Treatment and Recovery Resources.
52: Organizations Providing Information about alcohol and Substance Abuse.