How you can Know If Your Child Continues To Be Consuming Alcohol


Signs of Drug and Alcohol Use in Teens

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Myths about Teen Drinking

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Underage Drinking What You Need To Know

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How To Predict If A Teen Will Be An Alcoholic

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Alcohol’s effect on teenage brain

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Teenagers & Alcohol (2019) How To Deal With Teenager Drinking Alcohol

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Can We Predict Which Teenagers Will Binge Drink?

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Some parents know for a fact that their teen is already drinking, but others have nothing more to go on than nagging suspicions. If in doubt, you can always try asking. If you’re still not sure, look for these possible signs of a drinking habit, courtesy of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: Odor of alcohol on your teen’s breath. Teens are particularly vulnerable to alcohol use. In an effort to become more independent, teens begin to take risks and seek out new and thrilling situations.

This might include drinking alcohol. Teens also begin to feel more self-conscious and look to friends and the media for clues on how they measure up. Signs Your Teen Has Been Drinking. If your teen comes home from a party and you smell alcohol on their breath or clothing, it is a sure sign they’ve been drinking. They may try to evade you or lie about why they smell like alcohol. If your teen is stumbling, slurring their speech, or acting out of character, these are also signs that there has been alcohol or drug use.

Experts believe that a drinking problem is more likely if you notice several of these signs at the same time, if they occur suddenly, or if some of them are extreme in nature. Mood changes: flare-ups of temper, irritability, and defensiveness. Problem drinking is an umbrella term covering binge drinking, heavy drinking, and alcohol use disorder (AUD) – a pattern of compulsive alcohol consumption, loss of control over how much alcohol the person consumes, and withdrawal symptoms, especially negative emotional state and intense cravings when the person does not consume alcohol.

While we do not recommend giving consequences if you do not have proof that your teen was doing anything wrong, you can watch your child’s behavior more closely and follow up with him as needed. We also recommend letting your child know what the consequences will be if you discover that he has been drinking. As soon as you take a sip of alcohol, it increases your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level.

The higher that BAC goes, the more likely you are to show outward signs of impairment. If you’re unsure of how much someone around you has had to drink, look for symptoms including: Slurred speech; Lowered inhibitions; Impaired coordination and motor skills. If there is a history of alcohol abuse within the family, your teen has been exposed to its ugliness first hand. Whether it is a parent, an aunt or uncle, a grandparent or some other person, there is already an awareness of the bad that it does.

That’s the third thing we want to say to you: if your friends tell you they think you’re an alcoholic, and your response is anything like “Nah, I just drink too much,” then you need to get your head out of the sand and face some hard facts. If you drink every day, you might need a medical detox – because going cold turkey from daily. Use your nose.

Have a real, face-to-face conversation when child comes home after hanging out with friends. If there has been drinking or smoking, the smell will be on their breath, on clothing and in their hair. Look them in the eyes.

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Alternatively, alcohol-dependent adolescents do report blackouts, cravings, risky sexual behavior, reduced activity level, and affective symptoms.

“Interventions for Addiction: Comprehensive Addictive Behaviors and Disorders, Volume 3” by Peter M. Miller
from Interventions for Addiction: Comprehensive Addictive Behaviors and Disorders, Volume 3
by Peter M. Miller
Elsevier Science, 2013

Signs & symptoms of youth drinking and drug use.

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• Look for any signs of alcohol—related disorders.

“Cases in Differential Diagnosis for the Physical and Manipulative Therapies” by Robyn Beirman
from Cases in Differential Diagnosis for the Physical and Manipulative Therapies
by Robyn Beirman
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2011

In later stages of alcoholism, possible signs and symptoms include unexplained traumatic injuries or mood swings, unresponsiveness to sedatives, poor personal hygiene, and secretive behavior (possibly an attempt to hide disease or alcohol supply).

“Illustrated Manual of Nursing Practice” by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
from Illustrated Manual of Nursing Practice
by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2002

When a person becomes dependent on alcohol, he or she develops withdrawal symptoms such as headache, nausea and vomiting, anxiety, and fatigue.

“The Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide” by Anthony L. Komaroff, Harvard Medical School
from The Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide
by Anthony L. Komaroff, Harvard Medical School
Simon & Schuster, 1999

Softened or covered up the obvious signs of alcohol abuse (e.g., blackouts, tremors, puffy face, bloodshot eyes, hangovers) 1 2 3 4 5 40.

“Handbook of Family Measurement Techniques: Abstracts” by John Touliatos, Barry F. Perlmutter, Murray A. Strauss, George W. Holden
from Handbook of Family Measurement Techniques: Abstracts
by John Touliatos, Barry F. Perlmutter, et. al.
SAGE Publications, 2000

Behavioral symptoms include feeling guilty and annoyed, being unable to stop drinking after starting, missing work or appointments, hurting yourself or others, and not remembering what was done while drinking.

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If alcohol is withheld from them, they will quickly show signs of physical dependence, with trembling, nausea, and sometimes delirium.

“The Perspectives of Psychiatry” by Paul R. McHugh, Phillip R. Slavney
from The Perspectives of Psychiatry
by Paul R. McHugh, Phillip R. Slavney
Wolters Kluwer Health, LWW, 1998

Questions 1–3 address the quantity of alcohol consumed, 4–6 the signs and symptoms of dependence and 7–10 the behaviours and symptoms associated with harmful alcohol use.

“The Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines in Psychiatry” by David Taylor, Carol Paton, Shitij Kapur
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by David Taylor, Carol Paton, Shitij Kapur
Wiley, 2015

Assuming an adolescent uses, asking “How much do you drink?”

“Berman's Pediatric Decision Making E-Book” by Lalit Bajaj, Simon Hambidge, Ann-Christine Nyquist, Gwendolyn Kerby
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  • I was 12 drinking stroh 60% and bacardi 37.5 and 14year old me was drinking the polish 95% alcohol and that time i was wasted cleaning up my friends puke so i could sleep he threw up all over the bed we would sleep on can you imagine cleaning up your frienda puke matress while wasted and on the verge of adding to the pile and the worst part he was passed out in his pile of puke so i had to wake up my passed out friend and that didnt go well so i just passed out on the floor and woke up my friend had shit himself and i had pissed my pants so i was hungover cleaning my clothes and his bed so i was at his place in my underwear

  • Had my first beer when I was 14. I stole it from my dad lol. I think it’s even more fun knowing you’re not supposed to be doing it

  • I’m 15 and I tried apple flavoured vodka for the first time in my life right now and its horribly bitter so I added large amount of aerated drink to it and them drank it

  • Im 14 and alcohol smells gross to me and as for drugs im to lazy shot up or smoke or even eat my drug is binge episodes of once upon a time on Netflix

  • I’m 14 and most of the people in my year drink (most don’t binge drink though) including me but I do it quite safely. Honestly I just find it fun when I’m with my friends to have a sesh and I live in Scotland so people just drink whatever age they want even though it’s technically illegal.

  • 4 more drinks in a row…? Only? I guess Im an alcoholic��… Well im 17 but I also live in Germany and have a Russian family sooooo…..

  • In Belfast we binge drink starting from 13, my 13th birthday was spent in a field with a few mates and some vodka, it’s not as bad as it sounds

  • I’m in highschool and I am fully aware I don’t get enough sleep. I want to, really, but for some reason, I work faster and better past 8. I usually finish at 12, and then I wake up at 6. On the weekend, I sleep. Like that is literally all I do. Sleep. Sleep. Sleep. Then I get up and panic about how much shit I have to do.

  • lol, might count as bad parenting but I was 5 (drinking laws are weird in UK but technically it was legal) but I had my first half pint with a meal, then my dad sat me down at 12 and let me and him share a couple glasses of jack.

  • I had my first drink at maybe 11 but that was with my parents. I had my first drink alone with some friends when I was 13, shared a couple large bottles so I guess it was binge drinking.

  • 16… that was the time I got drunk… but at the time… I was really smart enough to know how it effects me but yeah it doesn’t affect my mind and doesn’t affect how I think, see, or realize… but it effect how I do or talk or anything like that… I was just studying why it makes them stupid… and I can see why xD so yeah I did nothing but drink few shots then to my room… and they are right about one thing… it is a depressant xD so yeah just don’t drink ;D or you will do something you might regret… xD yeah just think fast if you can or are you that stupid… jk

  • Is it bad that I started drinking weekly at the age of 13 and was binge drinking weekly by the age of 14??? I never thought anything of it until now

  • 13 is when my dad got me my first beer. And shortly there after me and many of my other friends started drinking, binge drinking by definition. Alot of fun and stupid things were done in my teen years but they sure were alot of fun.

  • At my church all the second graders that go to catacisum have to try the unblessed bread and wine before the first communion. Lol i remember all the kids faces after trying the wine and the parents laughing

  • I’m 14 i was drunk yesterday and Friday started drinking at 13. I drink every Friday with most of my friends. My parents don’t know I drink because I sleep at my friends house but they now know boys sleep. When I’m drunk I find it easier to be sociable since we meet new people. What are you meant to expect from a 14 year old Geordie girls haha

  • first got drunk at the age of 7…. parents were lik here try this, mixed mint with 7 up… best shit ever. so when they left me alone i made more. then the rest of the night was a blank…..

  • Avoiding substance addiction is the easiest thing anyone could ever do. Humans are not predisposed to crave substances. If you never try it, you can’t be addicted. Anyone reckless enough to become an addict deserves a complimentary Darwin award.

  • I just cannot get myself around to trusting someone who doesn’t drink. Specially if I have one in my own hand. More so if the reason for not drinking is non-religious.
    Its like, they are sitting there smugly plotting against me.
    Never trust a non-drinker.!

  • When i was 12 i tried beer i trew up �� last month i tried beer again i trew up 14 �� i dont think i will drink plus i find it stupid ��

  • My parents always let me have a drink of their alcoholic drinks from the age of eight so I could try it, they believed that if they showed me I can have it I won’t go behind their backs and lie to them about drinking.

  • I know I’m predisposed to get addicted to things already. I’m pretty much staying away from alcohol. It’s not that I’m reckless or anything, but I do develop addictive behavior quickly (craving chewing gum, biting my nails, popping pimples, binge sugar-eating, etc.)

  • I’m 17 and I’ve never drank or done drugs. Both of my grandpas were alcoholics (and died from liver failure) so I have a greater risk of becoming an alcoholic, too. I’m choosing not to mess with alcohol until my brain has finished developing.

  • If u don’t get enough sleep as teenagers then u also don’t grow up much in height…
    Your life exists till your body is functioning…so y not take care of it….I noe everyBODY is different and everyBODY isn’t perfect….bodies have 2 b cared for 😉

  • Started sneaking away bottles of beer from my parents fridge at 13, I’d throw it over into the neighbors yard or bushes when I finished.

  • My first drink was around the age of 5, but in the culture I grew up in it was pretty normal for a kid to have a little wine during family gatherings and celebrations. It wasn’t a religious thing just a cultural thing. Good news is that responsible exposure to the substance when younger meant there is a much smaller chance of drinking issues as a teen since I was never told it was forbidden, if I wanted a drink all I had to do was ask for it so it took away that whole forbidden fruit complex and thus, I had no kind of rush from sneaking a drink. Hell, my mom kept a bottle of the wine I liked in the fridge for me from the time I was about 10 and I would have a glass maybe once a week or so. Even with it freely available I still didn’t overindulge. When the thrill of doing something you aren’t suppose to is taken from the equation it can deter misuse of something like alcohol.
    (Before anyone starts saying how giving me alcohol when I was that young is illegal, irresponsible or any of that, keep in mind that, in my culture, it’s pretty normal and in the state I grew up in a child could drink if it was given to them by their parents, on private property and the child was supervised so no laws were broken. Disagree with the practice if you wish, that is your right just as it is the right of those from my culture to live as we do.)

  • Didn’t know the specifics but it’s pretty clear that some people are genetically predisposed to alcoholism and binge drinking. Almost everyone on my mom’s side of the family had/has trouble with alcohol so I won’t even touch it.

  • I was like 7 or 6 because I ate something spicy and I grabbed my dad’s drink thinking it was like ginger ale or something and it was beer I spit it out in the sink It was gross

  • I need to know pls i am 12 and i drink sometimes here n there alcohol will it a rally bad effect???? pls i need to know quick i am getting stressed

  • Im from Denmark and in Denmark you can buy alcohol when you are 16. I think that teenagers in Denmark learn a lot more about themselves and who you are. We only have our young years once and we just wanna make the best out of it and have a good time with our freinds. (And also, danish people aren’t stupid. We are in fact having better grades and are better educated than americans are. Just look at statitics, and you will see us higher on the list):-)

  • If any of you are teens and think drinking is cool stop. I was 14 once and struggled with life a lot. I turned to alchohol to drown out the pain and it led me nowhere except lots of unwanted things I would do anything to go back and switch it all…. please don’t drink and think it’s cool or impressive… it’s really not….

  • Im 16teen and i drink alcohol in the amount up to two beers once a two weeks, sometimes a week. In my country legal drinking age is 18teen and i think its good because people in my age get drunk as fuck, they dont know when to stop and they want to drinke everyday and thats stupid af.

  • I have a friend that just turned 13 and yes, he fucking drinks! I try to stop him but he just says “it’s my decision” and when I talk about the consequences he gets mad… he actually has a hard time Remembering things correctly too… I’m worried��

  • I don’t care what the cost is I want to accept myself and if that means my liver explodes so fucking be it. Never drank before and hate myself for being such a loser.

  • Also the amount of lies told in this damn video is pretty damn fucked up, Europe does not have the amount of issues we have here cause it’s actually legal, making it illegal makes people more stupid with it

  • As a teen I’m trying to gain more self control when it comes to my coping mechanisms and to just put down the damn bottle. Last year when I was a month shy of 15 I had my first drink. Ever since then throughout last year I could physically feel my brain get slower and fuzzier. Thinking was instead of racing through door frames, I feel like I have to manually open a few doors before getting through. I feel way less creative, motivated, extremely less sharp and efficient, and ive been showing violent outbursts at home, being a complete 180 turn from the quiet, soft spoken book nerd I once was.

    Idk what point I’m trying to make. Point is, save your neurons you need them in the long run.

  • I drink 1st time when i was 16 years and i drunk 6 years… not regular but 3 to 4 time a week about 3 to 4 litrs of black or blue lable…. now am 25 years old… 3 years before i left it.. but in that 3 years i used sleeping tablts for 1 year daily 5 to 10 bcz i wanted to quit alchol and smoking… but those tablts disturbed my mind.. now i cant sleep and also i become tooooo much tooo much tooo much angry mood swings etc……. am very sad ������������

  • My brain won’t turn off which causes insomnia. Alcohol slows my thoughts down and allows me to relax. Otherwise I will be thinking about programming industrial robots to pour wine or some weird bullshit like that.

  • Not allways bad decisions. Im a teen and im tired from waking up at 6 am for school and I don’t go to sleep until like 2 am. And the reason for that is because im either doing video games, YouTube or Instagram. And on top of that most teens are mentally ill which could be another reason that we are so tired.

  • what if there’s a correlation between staying up late (due to a lack of caring) and alcohol abuse (due to a lack of caring)? maybe you’re blaming the wrong people

  • In HS I used to get up at 4:30am to work out in my room. I was a swimmer. When I got to college, well………………….. things changed.

  • hmm… makes sense that being an avid meth user between age 14-18 would lead to an early alcoholic binge and almost death (usually seen in mid-age or later people) at only age 22-26…

    this video also doesn’t cover how heroin can save an alcoholics life, literally…. maybe its not official but it saved MY life. “too much” alcohol is the worst thing you can possibly do to yourself.

  • Looks like random correlation, realistically sleeping habits when younger HARDLY dictate if you will become an alcoholic. What about all the gamers who play til 4am??

  • There’s no way I can wake up at 6:30, go to school until 3:30, do sports until 6:30 PM, drive home through rush hour and arrive at 7- 7:30, do 2-4 hours of homework, eat, shower, and do chores and still get “8 or 9 hours” of sleep. These sleep recommendations are bs. If you want any free time whatsoever, you’re already down to 5 or 6 hours tops.

    No wonder we go fucking insane on the weekends.

  • Thank you, I love this episode, stop swearing guys, I’m only ten and I hate what drinking does to you in the morning, well if you drink too much…

  • “If you are a teenager, get more sleep. If you are the parent of a teenager, encourage them to sleep more” And if you are anyone at the school board, start school later so we are not working on some sort of crazy schedule so we can get some damn sleep. 

  • I had my first drink at 17 and I think it was simply because I like the rush of doing something I wasn’t supposed to because I was turning 18 and smoking and dipping for years was about to become legal

  • Who the hell would want to party if they’re sleep deprived? If I come home from school and I’m tired I’m not gonna go out and party, I’m going to binge watch Friends on Netflix and go to sleep.

  • I had trouble with proper sleep(regularity, hours etc) since Forever. I used to be up until 4am and wake up at 6am for school. I’d drop to bed after school(3pm) and sleep till 7pm/8pm. But I always had tuition, extra classes, homework, assignments, etc.

    Childhood/adolescence was tough even without the school part.

  • That’s it. EVery student know that they will be alcoholic. No turning back child. Stay in school and you will be an alcoholic or stay at home and sleep and you will be okay.

  • Ok now I know I am not insane… why is DNews playing a piano in the background of some of their videos.  This is the second one I could hear it in.  Listen to it, it plays very softly but its there.

  • Fuck alcohol that shit tastes so nasty idk how people drink that shit everyday just for feeling of being fucked up. I only drink it on special occasions. HOW ALCOHOL DRINKING SHOULD BE.

  • Wtf is wrong with her? She says that teens are prone to be nocturnal, teens wakes up later, school starts too early, and these all factor in to being alcoholic true. But then she starts whamming on how parents should try to not make them nocturnal so they can function on a societal structure rather than based on natural law. Why not make videos and then support its evidence?

  • You wake up at morning, make breakfast, go to school, come home, eat dinner, go to work, then get back home at evening and finally have time for living your life. What do you expect teens to do? Go sleep and restart everything again? It’s depressing.

  • According to the study I should be a party driven drunk. But I’m don’t like parties and don’t drink either. Lol love the show. You guys are awesome over at @DNews keep up the awesome work.

  • What about a study for us adults who cannot sleep? I know that part of my sleep issues are caused by both severe depression and PTSD. So what ways can be used to combat such issues without meds or shrinks?

  • 14 but when ever I drink I binge drink until I’m fucked and I drink every few weeks because I’m with mates or going to parties is this bad I need answers. I’m 16 now

  • i’m 22 now,but i have to say i try to sleep 6 hours, it really is person to person, but i don’t drink, i choose to drink on certain occasions but i made this decisions when  i saw how alcohol made my parents react when i was young, first i was totally against it, but i’m pretty intelligent and i thought technically i can smoke and drink, but how strong is your will to become dependent on it, i don’t drink coffé  cause i think it makes you weak, being dependent makes you weak, i rather have a nice cold cup for water, or juice, and i try to wean my self off of using to much milk and milk products, i’ve been very fit for most of my life, and i even tested my human boundaries when it comes to eating very little, not getting exercise, to over clocking and such, and i have tried some heavier drugs for trying them sake, i have been smoking for 1 year, at the age of 18-19 and it was about 3 ciggs a day, maybe 4 maybe none, depends, but i never felt addicted, i do get a certain urge every now and then but i fill it with doing something else like games, hanging out with friends or sports “mostly swimming and such”  but yeah, all humans work differently, so i don´t recommend going and trying drugs when the chance is offered at any given time, if you know ur strengths, its like i have a cousin, i play wow, he doesn’t but i can handle it, he knows he can’t so he wont want to risk trying it, i have also noticed more and more people stop drinking beer, and or stop finding beer enjoyable, and more and more people who were young in the 70’s and 80’s did weed but now all these medical “reasons” to allow marijuana is popping up, i think marijuana should be just like cigarettes sold to the legal age of cigarettes and you should be able to keep one as a plan “i know i would” but not for smoking purposes, just to study, now i don’t really care what they do, but i think alcohol is much more dangerous than marijuana, and i usually have to say i tend to find people with marijuana addiction or people who take it on a regular basis, i tend to find them more aggressive when they don’t get it, they get spontaneous out bursts of aggression, either people like that i have met who just so happen to also be taking marijuana, or marijuana is causing it, i haven’t see any videos about that, but maybe @DNews  you might make one? anyways thanks for the vid, and thanks for reading my story, sorry i went a bit off track XD

  • i get like 5-6 hrs of sleep during the school week (im in ap classes and have a lot of homework) then i sleep around 12-13 hrs on the weekend and my parents say its because im lazy

  • As much as I want to take what this is as knowledgeable evidence I dont know if I really can. I get at most 6 (on a really good day) hours of sleep but I usually hover around 3 or so. This hasnt really hampered my abilities all that much considering I have a 4 gpa and take all honors and ap courses. Idk I know there are exceptions to rules, not saying I am but I just dont think this really applies to me.

  • I didn’t have much luck with sleep in highschool. Now that I’m an adult its a lot easier because I am able to choose to train in the afternoons and work at night so I can sleep when my body wants to which is after about 5:00am

  • So, because I don’t want to go to sleep at midnight, means ill become an alcoholic in the future? Even though I don’t even want to take a sip of an alcoholic beverage now or anytime in the future.

  • I’m a teenager and the only time i actually get a good night’s rest is on breaks and holidays because when there is school i’m usually up doing homework, studying, destressing myself, or worried about my life, my future, and a bunch of crap like that.

  • This is a failed study. There’s too many things that can make a teen want to drink. Blaming it ALL on sleep deprivation is dumb. Some nights I only get 4 hours of sleep I have no control over it and I don’t drink.

    According to this study I’m an outlier, yet my family is European and they love having an occasional glass of wine at dinner.

  • Actually not, I’m the one in my friends circle that sleeps the less(4h a day) and the only one that doens’t drink alcohol. This study is busted.

  • As a teenager, I needed a full 10 hours of sleep to function. Now as a 30 year old, I need 8 hours to feel ready for a full day. Actually, I figured out that I only need 7 hours and 50 minutes. I used the Sleepbot app to track my sleep and come to that conclusion. Everyone is different. Know thyself.

  • ok first of all
    1. I get like 5 hours of sleep a night
    2. My social life is better than that of an average person
    3. I’m 14
    4. I don’t do “parties” I do calm hangouts
    5. I have no interest in alcohol
    6. If I wanted to go to bed earlier, I can’t, I simply cannot
    7. I feel great most of the time
    8. I’m healthy
    9. I’m an honor roll student
    10. Sleep is boring, school should start later, night cats unite!

  • I still can’t believe what motivates people to get in a car when they are super fucked up on something. Is it really that hard to just sit and chill out at home? It is not worth the risk totaling your car or hurting yourself or someone else. Just stay home you stinky buffoon.

  • What age do you have to be in the House of Representatives? The constitution makes THAT rule, the drinking age is not enforced by the constitution.

  • This is a laughing stock. I started drinking at 18 and I turned out fine. You can go to war, legally be conscripted, and carry a firearm in some states at 18, but you can’t drink until you are 21. These are nothing but a bunch manipulated statistics just to promote their business and make themselves look like the good guys.

  • This video is wrong. People with addictive personalities can get hooked on ANYTHING. Whether it’s food, sex, video games, whatever.
    In the US, we blame the substances instead of underlying brain issues.

  • My girlfriend of 2 years is in the air force and has 48 days until she comes home… she is 18. She is hanging out with 24 year old loser that she has know for 2 months and they have forced drinking on her�� she broke up with me 2 days ago because “I was getting in the way of her” when she was home she looked down upon drinking and she took their advice to leave me when there was only 50 days for her to return home and we would of reunited our love ����

  • You can legally serve in the military at 18 so why can’t you drink? The argument about brain development is stupid, of course your brain is still developing but it’s not like you are drinking at firckin 12 if you drink at 18 your brain is gonna be just fine

  • Stop generalizing all of Europe. Theres loads of countries with different laws. In Ireland u can drink at 18 but in Germany its 14