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Doctor insights on: Questions For Teens About Underage Drinking And Smoking

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How to get teens to stop drinking and smoking pot?

How to get teens to stop drinking and smoking pot?

By example: Teens adopt behaviors that they learn from their families, either by imitation or rebellion. Setting an example by behaving soberly, abstaining from intoxication and also abstaining from power struggles, setting only boundaries that are enforceable, creates an environment that supports sobriety in teens. ...Read more

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Will underage drinking result in permanent brain damage?

Will underage drinking result in permanent brain damage?

Depends: Like most things it depends upon the amount of alcohol consumed and for how many years it is done. Younger brains are more susceptible to damage but alcohol can definitely cause damage to the brain and other organs of the body. ...Read more

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How is it that a lot of teens drink and smoke?

How is it that a lot of teens drink and smoke?

Alcohol & tobacco.: 1. One reason is peer pressure. 2. Another reason is that this is often a time of angst & intoxication may make one oblivious to that. 3. Self - medication. 4. Boredom. 5. Poor judgment. 6. Experimenting. 7. Rebellion. 8. Mood disorders. ...Read more

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As doctors, did you ever smoke or drink in your teenage / early teens? Just curious!

As doctors, did you ever smoke or drink in your teenage / early teens? Just curious!

Teens' Qs: There is no straight answer. May be some did and some didn't. Everyone is different. Doctors are too. Not every Doctor knew in their early teens if they would become doctors or not....it's a long way... And also they didn't share the knowledge of the medical school yet. Therefore their behavior could be different as any other human being. ...Read more

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I'm 16 and have been drinking pretty regularly. I'm straightening my life out and being sent to a rehab facility for teens. What do they do there?

I'm 16 and have been drinking pretty regularly. I'm straightening my life out and being sent to a rehab facility for teens. What do they do there?

Rehabilitation : Good for you for getting the help you need! there are different approaches to treatment for alcohol and substance abuse. Most rehabilitation facilities help people learn how to get and stay sober . Some also help people uncover any underlying problems that could have been there before the drinking/drug use started, so those problems can be addressed in a healthier way. ...Read more

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What are dr views on teenage drinking and smoking?

What are dr views on teenage drinking and smoking?

Do not do: Teenagers should not drink alcohol or smoke. In addition drug use is not a good idea either. ...Read more

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What are your views on teenage drinking and smoking?

What are your views on teenage drinking and smoking?

It will: Permanently change your ventral tegmental area, which will change your sense of pleasure forever. It's not worth it! ...Read more

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Ways to quit smoking and drinking?

Ways to quit smoking and drinking?

Get support: You've started by asking here for help. There's no one way to quit drinking or smoking. Find what works best for you. That said, support makes a huge difference. Tell your doctor your goals. Ask about smoking cessation. Go to http://www.aa.org/ to see if AA is the next step for you. Lots of support there. Stay positive and go at your own pace. It's not how fast you go, it's staying the course. ...Read more