Alcohol Information for Teens, 3rd Ed.

Teen Health Series

Alcohol Information for Teens, 3rd Ed.

Web Price: $62.00

Alcoholic beverages come in different forms, and servings can contain vastly different amounts of pure alcohol, but all these beverages share a common concern: Teens should not drink them. Not only is it against the law, but research has shown that the earlier teens begin drinking, the higher the risk of alcohol dependency.

Alcohol Information for Teens, 3rd Edition, describes ways alcohol can affect mental and physical health and discusses the special vulnerabilities of the teen brain. The concerns of teens who live with an alcoholic relative are also addressed, and information about treatment and recovery is provided.

The book is organized in the broad subject areas detailed below. Please see the Table of Contents for a more complete understanding of the comprehensive coverage offered in Alcohol Information for Teens, 3rd Edition.

Part One: About Alcohol and Alcohol Abuse explains the ways in which people use and misuse alcohol and the practices associated with dependency, including binge drinking, underage drinking, and heavy drinking.

Part Two: Underage Drinking focuses on problems associated with underage drinking, including the possibility of life-long changes in brain function; the relationship between teen alcohol consumption and injury; and behavioral risks associated with sexual activity, academic performance, driving, and suicide.

Part Three: Alcohol’s Physical Effects explains what happens inside the body and the brain when alcohol is consumed; circumstances in which alcohol can damage other organs or contribute to cancer development; and the devastating ways alcohol can affect fetal development.

Part Four: Mental Health and Behavioral Risks Associated with Alcohol discusses the correlation between teen drinking and depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, and other mental health concerns; and describes the process by which addiction develops.

Part Five: Alcoholism Treatment and Recovery offers facts for teens who already drink and want to quit and for teens who want to understand the challenges faced by others who are struggling to achieve and maintain sobriety.

Part Six: Alcoholism in the Family provides information for teens who have a parent, grandparent, sibling, or other close relative or caregiver with an alcohol abuse disorder.

Part Seven: If You Need More Information provides directories of relevant resources.

Standard Features

  • Library binding, 7 1/4 x 9 1/4
  • 400 pages per volume
  • Authoritative content from respected health organizations; non-technical language and writing style is accessible to young people
  • Chapter headings and subheadings break up descriptive text and provide easy navigation
  • Standardized callout boxes highlight important information, define terms, or summarize a chapter’s contents
  • Tables, charts, and illustrations provide visual aids for technical information and supplement explanations
  • Directory of resources with contact information guide further research and identify sources of information and support
  • Comprehensive index provides easy access to descriptive information, definitions, and related concepts


“This handbook, written for a teenage audience, provides information on the causes, effects, and preventive measures related to alcohol abuse among teens. … The chapters are quick to make a connection to their teenage reading audience. The prose is straightforward and the book lends itself to spot reading. It should be useful both for practical information and for research, and it is suitable for public and school libraries.”

—American Reference Books Annual, 2014