It’s no secret that underage and binge drinking are hazardous to not only your health but also to the wellbeing of anyone around you. Get the facts here on the dangers and consequences of underage and excessive drinking. The more you know, the more you’ll be able to resist peer pressure and stay safe.
While serving sizes can vary, a standard drink contains roughly 14 grams of pure alcohol. This is equal to about 12 ounces of regular beer, 5 ounces of wine, and just half of a single ounce of distilled spirits.
There is a long list of risks associated with underage and binge drinking to one’s health and physical/social development:
There are numerous warning signs that may indicate the possibility of an alcohol problem, especially if some happen suddenly or are extreme in nature. If several of the following occur at the same time, immediate help should be sought.
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You can dial 2-1-1 to access a wide range of health and human services, including those that can connect you directly to agencies and organizations specializing in underage alcohol and substance abuse situations.
You can also contact the following local resource for guidance and assistance with underage drinking:
Eastern Shore Psychological 1120 Somerset Ave, Princess Anne, MD 21853 (410) 651-4200