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National Council On Alcoholism And Drug Dependence, Maryland Chapter
410/625-6482
28 East Ostend St #303
Baltimore, MD
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Drug and Alcohol Information/Referral Services, Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention
Membership Organizations
NCADD Affiliate

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JHU/Cornerstone
(410) 550-7680
4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD
 
Johns Hopkins University at JHBMC
(410) 550-1686
5510 Nathan Shock Drive
Baltimore, MD
 
NIH/NIDA
(443) 740-2335
251 Bayview Boulevard
Baltimore, MD
 
EPOCH Counseling Center
(410) 284-3070
1107 North Point Boulevard
Dundalk, MD
 
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
(410) 550-2995
4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD
 
Rehab Treatment Center in Baltimore
(410) 284-3070
1107 N Point Blvd # 205
Baltimore, MD
 
Addiction Treatment Services
(410) 550-0004
5200 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD
 
Mountain Manor Treatment Center
(410) 276-0153
3243 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD
 
S and S Counseling Service
(410) 574-1850
618 Eastern Boulevard
Baltimore, MD
 
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Alcoholism and Teens - Addicted

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Alcoholism and Teens

Billy Sunshine

Friday, September 14, 2007 I don't think that "alcoholism" is quite a problem among teenagers, but they are getting ahold of alcohol, as they have been for 50 years or more, and it can still lead to the same bad things. In fairness, a lot of the same bad things can also happen to drinkers who are of legal age. I'd hate to think that many parents are so aloof that their kids could fall into alcoholism without their noticing, but that might just be wishful thinking on my part.

Alcohol has been known to lead to such undesirable behaviors as fights and other assaults, drunk driving, unprotected sex and accidental pregnancies, acts of disorderly conduct and citations for simply being drunk and underage.

I think that the issue is that the kids who are engaging in recreational drinking when they are 13 years old are a lot more likely to be full blown alcoholics by the time they're 20 than the kids who aren't drinking that young. Of course some people never touch any beer or liquor until they're 21, and then they go completely bananas anyway.

I'll repeat the common sentiment that it is ridiculous that at 18 years old, you can buy cigarettes, vote, be jailed as an adult and, most notably, risk your life fighting for your country in a war, but you can not have a shot or a beer when you come home at 19 or 20 years old. It is insulting and ridiculous.

Part of the problem is capitalism; Budweiser has a right to spend money to market their product on, say, Monday Night Football, as the program will have a large number of viewers in their target demographic. The side effect (that I'm sure these companies are totally distraught and wringing their hands over) is that teenagers will also see the ads and be influenced to want the product.

The ads make it seem like all you do is throw the case of beer in the cooler in the back of the truck, head to the mountains, and the bikini babes will jump in along the way. All too ofte...

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