Friday, March 23, 2012


Have you ever hear of alcopops? Not many parents have. Alcopops are alcoholic drinks that are  growing in popularity among young people, particularly among those in high school and college.

In essence, alcopos are carbonated alcoholic beverages that are sweet like soda, but contain alcohol (like a wine sprizter or  hard lemonade). Often, alcopops are marketed as energy drinks that come in fun-looking cans. Many young people believe that they won't get as drunk off a caffeinated energy drink. The reality, however, is that alcopos just produce wide-awake drunks if used irresponsibly. Check out what the Oregon Partnership, a prevention group, has to say about alcopops.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest states that teen drinking is at an all-time high, and provides some of the following facts: 
  • Alcohol is one of the four leading causes of death of people between the ages of 10 and 24. The other three include motor vehicle collisions, accidents and homicide.
  • Teens who drink before the age of 15 are four times more likely to become addicted to alcohol than those who begin to drink at age 21.
  • Up to 20 percent of underage drinkers binge drink. Up t0 6 percent are "heavy drinkers."
    Regardless of your age, it's never too late to get help. If you live in the Atlanta area, learn more about Atlanta alcohol rehab or Atlanta drug abuse rehab centers.

    This post is sponsored by Bradford Health Services. All the opinions and views are mine. 

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