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What are some symptoms of alcoholism a teen can have?

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Dr. John Moranville
Psychiatry
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In brief: Misuse

Alcoholism by definition refers to misuse or abuse of alcohol.
Since the legal age for drinking in most states is 21, any use of alcohol by a teen would be considered abuse. Even though it is and always has been a common occurence it is still abuse. Frequent use, minimizing use, or inability to control the amount used are signs that abuse/alcoholism may persist into adulthood.

In brief: Misuse

Alcoholism by definition refers to misuse or abuse of alcohol.
Since the legal age for drinking in most states is 21, any use of alcohol by a teen would be considered abuse. Even though it is and always has been a common occurence it is still abuse. Frequent use, minimizing use, or inability to control the amount used are signs that abuse/alcoholism may persist into adulthood.
Dr. John Moranville
Dr. John Moranville
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Dr. Julie Tomberlin
Pediatrics

In brief: Consequences

If the teen is having consequences related to his or her drinking, it is likely a problem. Consequences could vary from poor school performance, difficulties with peers and family members, to drinking and driving.

In brief: Consequences

If the teen is having consequences related to his or her drinking, it is likely a problem. Consequences could vary from poor school performance, difficulties with peers and family members, to drinking and driving.
Dr. Julie Tomberlin
Dr. Julie Tomberlin
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