Does Your Teen Know the Dangers of Butt Chugging?

Parents of teens have always worried about the problems that alcohol abuse can cause, but now, it’s not only drinking that we need to stress over. If you haven’t yet heard of “butt chugging,” you might want to brace yourself. Butt chugging, also known as taking an “alcohol enema,” involves ingesting large amounts of alcohol through the anus instead of the mouth. The alcohol is sometimes poured into the anus using a funnel and tube, but a more recent development involves the use of alcohol-soaked tampons to produce a similar effect....

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Why Teenagers Drink Alcohol

  Consumption of alcohol by teenagers and persons under the age of 21 years in the United States has become a major national health problem. Of all the drugs available in the U.S., alcohol is the most widely abused and used drug among teenagers, surpassing tobacco and illicit drugs such as cocaine and marijuana. While teenage drinking is illegal, it is estimated that persons aged 12-20 years consume 11% of all alcohol sold in the U.S. Out of this, 90% is consumed in the form of binging. This means that, on average, teenagers consume more...

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What Are Teens Lacking If Their Smoking? Self Esteem!

Excerpt From the Revised & Updated Edition of My Feet Aren’t Ugly “Why do teens think it’s so cool to smoke cigarettes? One big reason is that it makes them feel older and more mature, even though doing something as reckless as smoking isn’t a mature thing to do.” A lot of  teens try smoking, the problem is more and more teens continue to smoke. The stats on teenage smoking is mind-boggling. Here are a few: In the United States, over 3,500 young people start smoking everyday 60% of young people who smoke start at the age...

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Excessive Alcohol Use Affecting Teenage Self Esteem

Excerpt From The Revised & Updated Edition of My Feet Aren’t Ugly     “I have seen alcohol do as much damage as drugs do; just because alcohol is legal for people over the age of 21 doesn’t mean there are no risks. Plenty of people ruin their lives through Alcohol.” Because teens know that when they are 21 they can drink legally they view drinking   differently than drugs. Personally, I think alcohol can be as dangerous as drugs. Anything done in excess can be a problem. Eating too much, eating too...

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Parents Empower Your Teen, Gift Them Self Esteem

Excerpt From the Revised & Updated Edition of My Feet Aren’t Ugly “You already have the power within yourself. Use it! You are strong enough to take care of yourself. The more you care for yourself, the stronger you will become. Just take action, and do it! Become the person who is confident and satisfied with herself.” I am always talking to parents about the control they think they have over their teenagers.  The bottom line is they have none. If a teen wants to do something, they will find a way to do it, whether...

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