Excessive Alcohol Abuse a Concern for Adults as Well as Teens

Posted: December 9, 2013 by cpmacartersville in Parents, Useful Information
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Here’s a link to the Alcohol EDU survey (if you are a participant). 🙂

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Though it is admirable and absolutely critical that we should educate teens and minors about alcohol abuse, it is also just as important to raise awareness about adult alcohol abuse. Just take a look at these startling facts gleaned from the following sources: The Independent // BT.com // Breakingnews.ie.

>> “Almost one in five hospital admissions for people in their 40s is related to alcohol and drug abuse, a new report has revealed….” (The Independent)

>> “…the profile of binge drinkers is older than it was a decade ago….” (BT.com)

>> In the UK, “Among those aged 45 to 49, 18% of emergency admissions [to the hospital] are for drink and drugs…” (Breakingnews.ie)

Adults, being of legal drinking age, are those who must model responsible drinking habits and avoid destructive behaviors that can lead to binge drinking, alcohol poisoning, and alcohol abuse. These items above illustrate the great need there is to raise awareness about harmful drinking behaviors not only among teenagers, but among adults as well. During this holiday season, strive to exercise appropriate alcohol habits and be a good role model not only for our young people, but for your peers as well!

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