Alcohol Abuse (Library Binding)
Alcohol is the most frequently used drug by teenagers in the United States. Dependence on alcohol over time can cause liver disease, trouble with coordination, blackouts, malnutrition, and shrinking frontal lobes. Changes in the brain caused by severe alcoholism creates long-term dependency and disease. Teen drinking is on the rise and is the cause of nearly 5,000 deaths per year. This book is designed to raise awareness by providing interviews with teens coping with the disease, warning signs, treatment options, and most importantly, solutions. Sidebars, a relevant glossary of terms, current websites, and science content are included in this detailed look into the teen issue of alcohol.