Alcohol and Teens (cont.)
Roxanne Dryden-Edwards, MD
Dr. Roxanne Dryden-Edwards is an adult, child, and adolescent psychiatrist. She is a former Chair of the Committee on Developmental Disabilities for the American Psychiatric Association, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, and Medical Director of the National Center for Children and Families in Bethesda, Maryland.
Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD
Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, is a U.S. board-certified Anatomic Pathologist with subspecialty training in the fields of Experimental and Molecular Pathology. Dr. Stöppler's educational background includes a BA with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia and an MD from the University of North Carolina. She completed residency training in Anatomic Pathology at Georgetown University followed by subspecialty fellowship training in molecular diagnostics and experimental pathology.
In this Article
- How much alcohol do teens use?
- What are the dangerous effects of alcohol use in teens?
- How can parents prevent alcohol use?
- What are the symptoms and signs of alcohol intoxication?
- What is alcoholism?
- What are the causes and risk factors of teen alcoholism?
- What are the symptoms of alcohol abuse in teens?
- What is the treatment for alcohol intoxication?
- What is alcohol poisoning?
- What is the treatment for alcoholism?
- How can a teen get help for an alcohol problem?
- Alcohol and Teens At A Glance
How can a teen get help for an alcohol problem?
- Al-Anon-Alateen: 888-4AL-ANON
- Alcoholics Anonymous World Services: 212-870-3400
- American Council on Alcoholism treatment referral line: 800-527-5344
- Mothers Against Drunk Driving: 800-GET-MADD
- National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence: 800-NCA-CALL
- National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism: 301-443-3860
- National Clearinghouse for Alcoholism and Drug Information: 800-729-6686
- National Resource Center: 866-870-4979
Alcohol and Teens At A Glance
- Alcoholism is a substance-use disorder in which the sufferer has problems managing how much alcohol they drink, and their lives as a result.
- The symptoms of alcoholism include tolerance to alcohol, withdrawal episodes, using more alcohol for longer periods of time, and problems managing life issues due to alcohol.
- Alcoholism is caused by a number of individual, family, genetic, and social factors rather than by any one cause.
- Although a number of genes play a role in the development of alcoholism, this is a disease in which other factors more strongly influence its occurrence.
- Alcoholism is diagnosed by evaluating whether the individual shows a number of symptoms of problem drinking on a regular basis.
- Alcoholism treatment is usually treated based on the stage of the addiction, ranging from management of risk factors and education to intensive residential treatment followed by long-term outpatient care and support.
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