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Underage girl drinking alcohol with adults

If You’re Under Age 21, Drinking Is Always Illegal

Sara Bellum
May 02, 2013

You’re going to an after-prom party, and your parents ask if the host’s parents will be there. You may say, “yes,” and it may be true, but you also secretly may know that they will allow underage guests to drink alcohol. You think this is okay, because, after all, an adult is there. Read More »

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Young man trying to help friend who is passed out from alcohol

Some Consequences Last Forever: Alcohol Awareness Month

Sara Bellum
April 25, 2013

In the past 5 years, Danny McCoy has told this story to thousands of teens: When he was 19 years old, he drove home from a fraternity party after a night of drinking. He fell asleep for only a few seconds. Read More »

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Woman celebrating at a party

Expectations and Alcohol: The Fun May Be in Your Head

Sara Bellum
April 02, 2013

Some common reasons people give for why they drink alcohol in social situations include: Read More »

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warning label on medication advising against drinking alcohol

Medications and Alcohol Don't Mix

Sara Bellum
November 27, 2012

If you’re taking any medications—either those prescribed by a doctor or over-the-counter cold and allergy medicine—it’s not a good idea to drink alcohol. Often, the medication label will warn you not to—because of the possible dangerous side effects. Read the label! Read More »

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An ill doll on a toilet vomiting.

Teen Party Movies: Epic Adventure or Bad Hangover?

Sara Bellum
August 29, 2012

Many of the movies teens like the most have this in common: A group of young people go to parties, binge drink, get in trouble, or narrowly escape—all in the name of comedy. Read More »

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