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Outpatient Care in Sioux Falls
(605) 336-2556
310 S 1st Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Carroll Institute
(605) 336-2556
310 South 1st Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Rehab Treatment Center in Sioux Falls
(605) 334-1414
1401 W 51st St
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Dakota Drug and Alcohol Prevention Inc
(605) 331-5724
822 East 41st Street
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Health and Assistance in Sioux Falls
(605) 331-5724
822 E 41st St # 235
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Volunteers of America Dakotas
(605) 357-0982
826 West 2nd Street
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Mental Health Facility in Sioux Falls
(605) 322-4079
1001 E 21st St # 200
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Avera McKennan Hospital (BHS)
(605) 322-4079
Avera Professional Plaza
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Health and Assistance in Sioux Falls
(605) 339-1199
1309 W 51st St
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Outpatient Care in Sioux Falls
(605) 332-3273
4000 S West Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
 

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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