Teenage Alcohol Abuse

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A presentation developed through collaboration between the University of Michigan Taubman Health Sciences Library and Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, MI. This work is discussed in more detail in "Synergism between a Teacher and Librarians in a High School Setting" by Merle Rosenzweig, Anna Ercoli Schnitzer, and Katy Mahraj.

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Teenage Alcohol Abuse

  1. 1. Teenage Alcohol Abuse By: Michelle Garcia
  2. 2. Stages of Abuse <ul><li>Experimentation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning how to use, how much to use, and a potential “friend”. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Four outcomes: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>-Remaining experimenters </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>-Immediate negative or painful results, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>-Sudden intense positive experience </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>-Social use (vast majority) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Social Use Stage <ul><li>Also- Recreational Use Stage </li></ul><ul><li>Planning, looking forward, anticipation </li></ul><ul><li>Associate use positively </li></ul><ul><li>Rules of a Social User: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>-Limited Amount </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-Limited Access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-Limited Importance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-Limited Chemicals </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Abuse Stage <ul><li>Primary reason: the “high” </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional costs, principles violated, values compromised </li></ul><ul><li>Use Rules: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>-Amounts Increase </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-Stronger Access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-Non-using activities decrease in significance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-Suffer harmful consequences-continue to use </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Addiction Stage <ul><li>The most severe of cases </li></ul><ul><li>Incapable of quitting independently </li></ul><ul><li>Change lifestyle to accommodate use </li></ul><ul><li>Blame others </li></ul><ul><li>Consequences significantly increase </li></ul><ul><li>Only feel normal or happy while they are using </li></ul>
  6. 6. Factors <ul><li>Environment (grown up with) </li></ul><ul><li>Family and Friends </li></ul><ul><li>Access </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Media </li></ul><ul><li>Traumatic Experiences/Loss </li></ul>
  7. 7. Teenage Abuse Consequences <ul><li>Behavioral and Physical </li></ul><ul><ul><li>-harmful situations, no regard for others, risky sexual activity, brain effects, liver effects, alcoholism… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Effect on Growth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-disrupting the hormonal balance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Memory problems </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>-research cannot be for sure. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Legal Consequences <ul><li>Minor In Possession-MIP </li></ul><ul><li>Driving Under the Influence-DUI (Jail time and fines) </li></ul><ul><li>Suspended License </li></ul>
  9. 9. Uncle Sam
  10. 10. Organizations
  11. 11. Facts <ul><li>Alcohol youth had harder time remembering words and basic geometric patterns after only 10 minutes (age: 15-16) </li></ul><ul><li>Teens who begin drinking before the age of 15: Four times more likely </li></ul><ul><li>Kids of alcoholics-more likely to develop dependence </li></ul><ul><li>Over 20% of 8 th graders have been drunk (study) </li></ul><ul><li>Tradition at the University of Virginia: </li></ul><ul><li>-Drinking Practice Tied To Last Home Football Game </li></ul><ul><ul><li>-Has killed 18 since 1990 </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Available Help <ul><li>AA </li></ul><ul><li>Dawn Farms </li></ul><ul><li>Intervention Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Always BEST to say something </li></ul>
  13. 13. Bibliography <ul><li>NIAAA. Initials. (2006). Alcohol alert. US Department of Health and Human Services, 6. (NIAAA, 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Katie Payne, Initials. (2002) The health effects of teen alcohol use. Teen Drug Abuse, 2 (Kattie Payne, 2002) </li></ul><ul><li>National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Initials. (2003) Alcohol alert. NIAAA, 4. (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism,2003). </li></ul><ul><li>Amy Smith, Initials (2000). Teenagers and alcohol. 4. (Amy Smith, 2000). </li></ul>

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