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ALCOHOL AND TEENS

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), drugs, alcohol, and suicide are causing a decline in life expectancy in the United States.

New data from the World Health Organization (WHO) has revealed that alcohol causes 5 percent of deaths worldwide, and young people are the most widely affected.

  • 13.5 percent of deaths among people in their 20s were linked to alcohol.
  • Of all the alcohol-related deaths in 2016, 75 percent of them affected men
  • Most of the alcohol-related deaths (29 percent) were caused by injuries, like car accidents or suicide
  • other causes of alcohol-related deaths included in the report were digestive disorders (21 percent), cardiovascular disease (19 percent)

If you or someone you know is seeking help for substance use, call the SAMHSA National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP(4357).

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Author: txnaturalpediatrics

By training, I am a American Board Certified Pediatrician. But in my younger years I grew up with natural alternatives. As a mom I have tried to incorporate both for my kids and it has worked wonders. And finally, as I am studying natural & alternative medicines, I realize the beauty and wisdom of living closer to earth. Hence in my practice I integrate both...for acute ailments I follow American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation but for simple and/or chronic conditions I prefer natural alternatives. In western training we were raised to think that "health is the absence of symptoms and problems". But eastern sensibilities has educated me that "Health is state that allows one to use the full capabilities of their body, mind and intellect. Therefore, healthy living is a balanced state of well being: physically, mentally, socially and spiritually." This implies that healing is not a "one-pill-fits-all", but a personalized experience.

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