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Why do some adolescents think excessive or binge drinking is worth the risk?

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Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Binge Drinking

The thoughtful part of a teen's brain is not fully developed, combine that fact with family difficulties and peer pressure and you have a complex combination that can lead to risky behavior. Best.

In brief: Binge Drinking

The thoughtful part of a teen's brain is not fully developed, combine that fact with family difficulties and peer pressure and you have a complex combination that can lead to risky behavior. Best.
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
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Dr. Mark Diamond
And they usually think/believe that they can control the amount safely
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Drinking

Is a cultural, social behavior. Some do it others don't.
Is a learned behavior used to socialize, enjoy, cope, or destroy your life. Relaxes you, but also u develop tolerance (requiring more drinks for same effect). Some drunks get melancholic, violent, fall asleep, others forget about their life. Communication, self respect, staying busy keep a person balanced. Don't know why people binge.

In brief: Drinking

Is a cultural, social behavior. Some do it others don't.
Is a learned behavior used to socialize, enjoy, cope, or destroy your life. Relaxes you, but also u develop tolerance (requiring more drinks for same effect). Some drunks get melancholic, violent, fall asleep, others forget about their life. Communication, self respect, staying busy keep a person balanced. Don't know why people binge.
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine

In brief: Friends...

Forget the internet, tv, or even maxim magazine, an adolescent's friends and social circle have much more influence on their behavior than probably any of these things (of course, if the parent also drinks excessively, that's a problem too).
If a teenager's hanging out with other kids who drink... Chances are that teenager will see it as an acceptable thing to do.

In brief: Friends...

Forget the internet, tv, or even maxim magazine, an adolescent's friends and social circle have much more influence on their behavior than probably any of these things (of course, if the parent also drinks excessively, that's a problem too).
If a teenager's hanging out with other kids who drink... Chances are that teenager will see it as an acceptable thing to do.
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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