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Alcohol is a psychoactive (mind-altering) drug that affects the way you think and behave. It is a depressant that slows down your heart rate, breathing, thoughts and actions. Alcohol can be a way to celebrate, socialize, or relax, but drinking too much, too often, or in unsafe situations can cause problems.


Different families have different attitudes about teens and alcohol. Some parents prefer that their…

When you enjoy alcohol, it can be easy to get into a routine of drinking too much, too often or in…

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