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Teens may use alcohol for many reasons. They may want to:
Alcohol can change how well you make decisions, how well you think, and how quickly you can react. It can make it hard for you to control your actions. Alcohol use can:
Alcohol use also can change how you feel about your life. It can lead to depression and suicide.
If someone offers you a drink, here are some ways to say "no."
You may have a problem with alcohol and need help if you have any of these signs of alcohol misuse:
If you think you need help:
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Current as of: February 5, 2019
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Christine R. Maldonado, PhD - Behavioral Health
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