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Binge drinks consumed by 1 in 25 middle school kids in Canada - CBC.ca

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Binge drinks consumed by 1 in 25 middle school kids in Canada
CBC.ca
... Survey, which included responses from 6,172 middle schoolers (grades 6 to 8).
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This article talks about one in 25 Canadian children aged 12 to 14 binge drank in the last year before a survey was done on high school students. And talks about Binge drinkers goal to be to get drunk and about why its occurring in young teenagers.
This article has good information but is not related to Australian underage drinking but is still interesting to see what the problem of underage drinking is like overseas. 

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MADD - National Teen Influencer Group

MADD - National Teen Influencer Group | Grace's Yr 9 Journal | Scoop.it
Nominate a great teen today! http://t.co/C0dhPvtyvm
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The article is about a campaign that teenagers can join, about taking a stand against teenage drinking and not drinking before the legal age.
The can be helpful for those who have been drinking at a young age and want to stop and also for those who are just against underage drinking. 

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Research Shows Binge Drinking Inhibits Brain Development

Research Shows Binge Drinking Inhibits Brain Development | Grace's Yr 9 Journal | Scoop.it
Teenagers who binge drink risk inhibiting part of their brain's development and many are laying the groundwork for alcoholism down the track a Queensland University of Technology (QUT) researcher h...
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This article talks about teenage binge drinking and how it effects the brain. A professor from a Queensland University talks and explains that binge drinking during adolescence effects the brain development and leads to alcohol addiction and stops the brain from fully maturing.
This article is helpful as it talks about the technical and more important negative side effects of teenage drinking. And makes you aware of some of the internal consequences.

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Police crack down on teen alcohol use during prom, graduation season - Fond du Lac Reporter

Police crack down on teen alcohol use during prom, graduation season Fond du Lac Reporter “It is our responsibility as adults to model behaviors that will keep our children safe and have discussions with our children that will prevent underage...
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This article talks about the use of alcohol by underage drinkers during the graduation period. It talks about different ways parents can stay on top of there children's whereabouts and ways parents can take responsible steps to prevent underage drinking like: at home hang trusted neighbours to check on the house and to lock up and remove alcohol from the house.

This article is aimed more at adults who have young teenagers and want to know more about how to keep their children safe and responsible. 

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Teenage Drinking On The Decline - Generation Next

Teenage Drinking On The Decline - Generation Next | Grace's Yr 9 Journal | Scoop.it
Our boozy Australian culture may soon be extinct if the results of a recent survey are anything to … Read More » (Teen Drinking On The Decline?
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This article is about research  done at Australia's National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre. It talks about the percentage increase of teenagers who abstain from drinking alcohol and different things that are leading to the increase in underage drinking, such as the increased use of internet in young teenagers.
THis article is informative and gets the information across and is good to refer to as it is research conducted in Australia on Australian citizens.

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Teenage binge drinking on the rise in HK

Teenage binge drinking on the rise in HK | Grace's Yr 9 Journal | Scoop.it
Fears that underage binge drinking is on the rise in Hong Kong http://t.co/RvCosKH9Uv
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This article is about underage drinking in China, the article talks about young teens having access to alcohol over the counter and bottle shops selling alcohol to young teenagers. And then teens taking it to drink on the streets because they can't get into the bar. 
This article is a reminder and shows that young teens are getting access to alcohol over the counter and not just finding it lying around at home.

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Teens learn life lessons from underage drinking busts

Teens learn life lessons from underage drinking busts | Grace's Yr 9 Journal | Scoop.it
More than 20 teenagers and young adults are facing charges after getting busted for drinking alcohol in Hancock County. (RT @WTHRcom: Teens learn lesson from Hancock Co.
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This article is about a group of underage teen drinkers that where arrested and are facing charges after being bustard for underage drinking by police.
This article just proves that you don't always get away with underage drinking and if you do you will face the consequences.

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Reasons for Binge Drinking

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Reasons for binge drinking. People choose to get drunk, their reasons for doing so may be a cause for concern. Read more.... (Why do people binge drink? There are certain reasons common to many who binge drink.
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This article talks about binge drinking as a form of alcohol abuse and common causes for binge drinking, e.g.: its fun, feel more self-confident, want to forget problems, peer pressure, they're curious or they just want to be a rebel.
This article informs you of facts and common causes which would be helpful if you where a underage drinker. 

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