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I Think my Teen is Under the Influence~Know the Signs

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Rita Badaloni Hodges

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Do you think your young one is smoking, drinking or using drugs? Are you seeing changing in their behaviors on how they act towards you or others? Are their grades changing or their friends? If these are some of the signs you might be seeing, then we should be concerned with what is going on in their lives. In 2010, 55.3 percent of current drinkers aged 12 to 20 reported that their last use of alcohol in the past month occurred in someone else's home, and 29.9 percent reported that it had occurred in their own home. About one third (30.6 percent) paid for the alcohol the last time they drank, including 8.8 percent who purchased the alcohol themselves and 21.6 percent who gave money to someone else to purchase it. Among those who did not pay for the alcohol they last drank, 38.9 percent got it from an unrelated person aged 21 or older, 16.6 percent from another person younger than 21 years old, and 21.6 percent from a parent, guardian, or other adult family member.  • I would like to hear from you about these changes and lets discuss the signs of danger of alcohol and drug abuse and what we can do as parents to help our young ones to get out of this troubled demise. Join me Friday night and my new time at 9pm CT, Mar 4th to discuss this serious and yet delicate topic at www.blogtalkradio.com/ritahodges or call into my studio live at 646-929-0421 to join in with my audience. I look forward to meeting with you in helping to find solutions for a healthier way of living.

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