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Locate Local Lawyers for Drinking and Driving Teenagers Cases - SBWire (press release)

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Locate Local Lawyers for Drinking and Driving Teenagers Cases
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The number one killer of U.S. teens is driving while drunk. In 2010, 40% of alcohol-related incidents were caused by drinking and driving teenagers.
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This article talks about an organisation called SADD which was developed to raise awareness about drink driving in teens. Drink driving is one of the main reasons accidents happen on our roads and it is up to society to become more educated and learn about the risks of drink driving to provent accidents or even deaths occuring in the future. The SADD organisation goes around to schools giving talks about what might just happen if you 'think you're under the limit'. Not only does alcohol make you behave in ways you might not when you're sober but it slows down your whole body and reactions. It can only take one driver just over the limit to react slowly to something on a road for an incident to occur.

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Rise in drunk teenage girls prompts underage drinking warning - stv.tv

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Rise in drunk teenage girls prompts underage drinking warning
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Police are warning parents not to buy alcohol for their underage children after an increase in drunken incidents involving young girls.
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This particular article talks about the rate in teen drinking rising in girls. It says that parents should not be providing their teens with alcohol as it is leading to an increase in 'drunken incidents' with girls. There have been many incidents where girls as young as 12 years old have been binge drinking and found sick, unconcious or even just lost on the streets. I personally believe that the use of alcohol by girls underage is wrong as I have been brought up in a home and school environment that has educated me about the risks of alcohol and the impacts they can not only have on you, but your peers and people around you. I am thankful that I am brought up this way as there are some people who are in certain situations that have not been brought up in the well educated environment I have.

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Police trying hard to prevent teenage drinking during end of school year - FoxReno.com

Police trying hard to prevent teenage drinking during end of school year - FoxReno.com | Alcohol Use By Teenagers | Scoop.it
Police trying hard to prevent teenage drinking during end of school year
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The task force's intent is to increase the awareness of underage drinking.
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This article talks about raising the awareness of alcohol through employing private detectives. The private decectives discovered that people many years under the legal age to drink alcohol are attempting to purchase alcohol dispite knowing the law about drinking underage. There is a $500.00 fine for attempting to by alcohol under the age limit. The information that is dicovered during the experiment, enables society to become more aware of the teens attemping to purchase alcohol under the age limit and compares it to statistics in the past, this can also help us identify whether the rate of alcohol interests for underage teens is increasing or decreasing and ultimatly teaches teens the wrong in attempting to purchase alcohol underage.

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The battle against teenage drinking - Independent Record - Helena Independent Record

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The battle against teenage drinking - Independent Record
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For teenagers, life's road is full of tempting potholes. As parents and adults, we know this because we were once teenagers ourselves.
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This article talks about the use of alcohol in teens and what influences teens to make the decisions they make to things such as alcohol. There is a constant battle against teen drinking and this is due to the influences of peers and also the providing of the alcohol, whether it be by an older peer or parent. Many police officers have said that it is to start with parents when it come to underage teen drinking and that there should be no suprise from parents when their child is in trouble with alcohol and law, after they have provided their child with the alcohol themselves. If there is a large decrease in parents providing their children with alcohol it is most likely that the rate of underage teen drinking will decrease. I believe if more parents educate teens about the effects of alcohol so they are less likey to ask for it in the first place, then they are not going to be easily presured into drinking it as they know the risks and are less likely to be asking  for it from parents or older peers.

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Teen Group Targets Underage Drinking, Risky Behaviors - Patch.com

Teen Group Targets Underage Drinking, Risky Behaviors
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EDGE week provided students with information and activities all aimed at preventing underage drinking, substance use and other risky behaviors such as distracted driving.
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This article talks about an organisation called EDGE which informs teens about the dangers in binge drinking. EDGE provides students with the knowledge which helps them become more aware of underage drinking, behaviour under the influence of alcohol and drink driving. By have more teens aware of the risks involved with alcohol there is more chance that the rate of binge drinking will decrease and number of underage drinkers will decrease. I strongly believe that the EDGE program is one that should be taught in many schools all over australia as it not only raises awareness but it educates us. It is one thing to know that you shouldn't drink underage, however it is another to know the effects of drinking underage and the impacts it can not only have on ourselves but the people around us.

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