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What are the signs of alcohol abuse in a teen?
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Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Underage drinking
Technically, ingestion of any illegal substance constitutes abuse.
Teens may not legally drink alcohol. Therefore a teen who is drinking alcohol is suffering from alcohol abuse.

In brief: Underage drinking
Technically, ingestion of any illegal substance constitutes abuse.
Teens may not legally drink alcohol. Therefore a teen who is drinking alcohol is suffering from alcohol abuse.
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
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Dr. Ernest Bordini
Clinical Psychology
In brief: Various
Safe use is far far less for a teen especially younger teens.
Abuse has significant social, health or other impact on functioning. Frequent binges, missing school, withdrawal symptoms, intoxication, mood changes are all trouble. See http://cpancf.Com/articles_files/talking%20to%20your%20adolescent%20who%20drinks.Mht for more help on talking to your teen abut drinking.

In brief: Various
Safe use is far far less for a teen especially younger teens.
Abuse has significant social, health or other impact on functioning. Frequent binges, missing school, withdrawal symptoms, intoxication, mood changes are all trouble. See http://cpancf.Com/articles_files/talking%20to%20your%20adolescent%20who%20drinks.Mht for more help on talking to your teen abut drinking.
Dr. Ernest Bordini
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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
In brief: Functioning
Impairment of functioning in all major life areas are signs of substance abuse.
These include problems in the family, with friends, with work and school. Also, a change in a person from their usual levels of functioning may point to a substance abuse problem.

In brief: Functioning
Impairment of functioning in all major life areas are signs of substance abuse.
These include problems in the family, with friends, with work and school. Also, a change in a person from their usual levels of functioning may point to a substance abuse problem.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Dr. Kevin Passer
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