two teen boys engaged in underage drinking

The Dangers of Underage Drinking

Because it is legal and readily available, alcohol can present a unique problem for young people. The ordinariness of drinking and alcohol not only heightens its likelihood for abuse but makes avoiding it especially difficult. While many may frown upon underage drinking, the full scope of how dangerous the practice is for young people’s development…

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Compromised Immune System

Substance Abuse Disorders and a Compromised Immune System The majority of immunocompromised people suffer from HIV & AIDS. However, there are other causes of the immunocompromised system, including drug and alcohol abuse. Fortunately, specific measures can be taken to prevent being susceptible to coronavirus (COVID-19), which attacks people with a compromised immune system. How Alcohol…

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Why Do Teens Turn to Drinking? 3 Reasons to Explain This Epidemic

The question of why teens turn to alcohol is one that’s persisted for generations. Despite the awareness of the health risks and the way it negatively affects many who binge drink, teenagers still flock to beer and other adult beverages in droves. Both high school-aged and younger are susceptible to this kind of pressure in…