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A recent survey reports that during the past 30 days, 47% of adolescents age 10-24 reported drinking. And 30% reported binge drinking. Drug and alcohol use by teens increases the risk of addiction and can change the developing brain for life.
If you think there is a problem, there probably is. But as a parent/caregiver, you can and do make a difference. Know the signs and symptoms, talk to your child, and seek professional help now.