The dangers of alcohol

COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA (WWBT) - It is never too early to install proper habits in your children. A good place to start is with the way they use alcohol.

According to Dr. David Boyd, it is important to talk to your teen about alcohol.

Teens are particularly vulnerable to alcohol use.

Consequences of underage drinking include alcohol-related fatalities, sexual activity, school problems and alcoholism.

Ask your teen's views. Find out what your teen knows and thinks about alcohol.

Share facts. Explain that alcohol is a powerful drug that slows the body and mind.

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