Some tips and reassuring facts for parents  of teens:

Teenagers who turn their backs on a healthy lifestyle and turn to drink, cigarettes and junk food are significantly unhappier than their healthier peers:

A recent study suggests that teens that watch movies that feature a lot of alcohol consumption are more likely to engage in binge drinking. But as always, correlation is not causation. It is possible that kids who are more prone or enjoy alcohol are also more likely to seek out movies that portray alcohol consumption:

Some tips for parents to curb underage drinking:

And some research suggests a neurological predisposition to addiction in some teens:

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