Alcohol abuse is a serious problem for teens in our country. It has been well publicized that drinking for the sake of getting drunk has many negative consequences for both adults and teens. Some of these negative consequences include loss of job, homicide, addiction, driving while intoxicated, and spouse abuse.
Alcoholism is not merely a problem for adults. It would surprise many if they were to learn that alcohol is the most commonly abused drug in America among teens today. Even though the alcohol consumption of our nation has been declining for years, the increasing number of minors who drink is getting out of hand. Today there are close to 3 million teens between the ages of 13 and 17 who are considered problem drinkers according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. In addition to those three million, there are another 300,000 more teenagers who are dependent on alcohol. Many teens experience the negative consequences of alcohol abuse that include poor grades, getting