Topic 4 Why Teens May Choose to Drink?

  • The different “worlds” in which teens live, including family, friends, school, and community
  • A great desire to take risks
  • Less connection to parents and more independence
  • More time spent with friends and by themselves
  • Increased stress
  • Greater attention to what they see and hear about alcohol.

Did you know?

Teens with behavior or family problems are at higher risk for alcohol use. And if anyone in the family has a drink problem, it can affect the entire family. It also may affect a teen’s choices about drinking.