Health Tip: How to Spot Underage Drinking09/19/11
(HealthDay News) -- Besides being illegal, underage drinking can
endanger a young person's physical and emotional health, the U.S.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.
The CDC says underage drinkers are more likely than other peers
- Problems at school, including more absences and poor
- Problems maintaining friendships and relationships.
- Problems with the legal system.
- Frequent hangovers or illnesses, drug abuse and problems with
- Cases of alcohol poisoning.
- Car accidents.
- Increased risk of sexual or physical assault, suicide or
homicide, or unplanned pregnancy.
- Problems affecting brain development.
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