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How Can You Tell If Your Teen Is Abusing Alcohol? And Other Frequently Asked Questions

It’s not uncommon for young people to experiment with alcohol during their teen years. Since teen drinking is somewhat normalized in society, this can make it hard to recognize the signs of a teen drinking problem. Knowing how to tell if your teenager is abusing alcohol and what to do about it can help you help your child to get back on the right path.

How can you tell if your teen is abusing alcohol?

If your teenager is abusing alcohol, your teen’s drinking will become highly disruptive to his or her life, and will probably become disruptive for your entire household. Here are some of the symptoms and warning signs to look for:

  • Legal problems due to drinking
  • Willingness to drink alcohol even if it’s in conflict with prescription medications
  • Repeatedly neglecting school work or chores at home because of alcohol
  • Willingness to drink even if it creates conflict
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