Teen Drinking and Behavior Problems - teen alcohol use and fights


Alcohol (for Teens) - KidsHealth teen alcohol use and fights

Adolescents, age 12 to 17, who use alcohol are more likely to report Teen drinking leads to behavior problems and issues with behavioral control. Fighting; Stealing; Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

A significant body of research has demonstrated an association between adolescent alcohol consumption and subsequent fights and injuries.

alcohol was used prior to fights to build confidence; alcohol use occurred after fights as a seal of gang unity, and alcohol and violence were linked ritualistically .

Millions of teenagers drink alcohol. Teenagers who drink heavily are more likely to be involved in sexual assaults and physical fights.

Some reasons that teens use alcohol and other drugs are: Teens who drink are also more likely to get into fights and commit crimes than those who don't.