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Apart from being illegal, underage drinking poses a high risk to both the individual and society. This bulletin from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism discusses this challenge as well as potential interventions that can be made. (From Their Website)
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NIAAA
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This Treatment Improvement Protocol relates alcohol use in the adolescent population and how to diagnose and treat the problem.
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National Institutes of Health
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This document presents the results of a survey of 8th-, 10th-, and 12th-grade students on the topic of drug use and the perceived risk and estimated availability of different licit and illicit drugs.
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NIDA
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Talking to Your Teenager

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Talking To Your Teenager

Talking to Your Teenager

Talking to your teenager about alcohol can be difficult. You may feel that they won't listen to you or you
may feel uncomfortable talking about this subject with them. Where do you start? How can you be
effective in communicating your message?

The following are tips to help you have a productive conversation:

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Printable PDF version of the AUDIT substance abuse screening tool (reprinted with permission from the WHO.) The purpose of AUDIT is to assess hazardous and harmful alcohol consumption within the past year. The target population is adults. It can be administered by patient interview or self report.
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World Health Organization (WHO)
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Printable PDF version of the AUDIT substance abuse screening tool with information on how many points each answer response gets.
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Reprinted with permission from the World Health Organization (WHO)
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This report from the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth "... focuses on our current understanding of underage drinking and seeks to prompt action by putting a spotlight on whether the nation is making progress in protecting our children by reducing underage drinking." (From Their Website)
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Camy.org
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A condensed recommendations guide geared toward improving clinical preventive services for adolescents for a broad range of health issues, including alcohol and drug use problems.
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American Medical Association 1999
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