How much do you know about teen alcohol abuse? Whether you are a parent or a teen struggling with a drinking problem the following alcohol quiz for teens may provide teen alcohol statistics that surprise you. Take the alcohol quiz below to test your knowledge.
One of the most widely used substances amongst teenagers is alcohol. Indeed, most teenagers say that they have tried alcohol. The fact that alcohol is illegal for teenagers doesn’t stop them; in some cases it actually serves as an encouragement. In any case, the fact remains that most teenagers are exposed to alcohol, and that many of them even engage in binge drinking behavior. It is important to be informed about alcohol, and the facts surrounding alcohol. It may be more dangerous than you think.
Here is an alcohol quiz for teens to take to test your knowledge of alcohol and teen drinking.
- True or False: Drinking and driving is the #1 killer of teenagers.
- There are approximately 20 million junior high and high school students in the U.S. How many of them drink each month?
- What is the #1 reason that teenagers say they drink?
- It helps them forget problems.
- Others are doing it/peer pressure.
- There is nothing else to do.It feels good.
- True or False: You can sober up quickly with the right methods.
- True or False: Sexual activity is more common among teenagers who drink more.
- How many teenagers can buy their own alcohol?
- True or False: You can die from an alcohol overdose.
- How many teenagers say that alcohol advertising encourages them to drink?
- True or False: Teenagers can’t become alcoholics.
- True or False: All alcoholic drinks contain approximately the same amount of ethyl alcohol per serving.
Now, let’s see how you’ve done. Answers to the alcohol quiz for teens are below:
- True: For those aged 16 to 24, alcohol related crashes are the number one cause of death. Drinking impairs your judgment, as well as your coordination. You run the risk of hurting yourself and others when you drive after you have been drinking.
- 50%: Even though only about half of teenagers drink each month, it is important to remember that most teenagers have tried alcohol by the time they graduate from high school. Monitoring the Future estimates that about 75% of teenagers have had alcohol by the time they finish high school, and SAMHSA reports that 28.9% of males and 27.5% of females in high school are binge drinkers.
- It feels good: Teens don’t drink because their friends are doing, or because they are bored, or because they like the taste of beer. They drink because they like the way it feels. Teens drink to get drunk. The #2 reason that teenagers drink is to forget their problems.
- False: Don’t believe the hype about coffee and cold showers. Scientifically, there is no way to sober up any quicker. You just have to wait for the effect of time to help you get sober.
- True: Teenagers who are drunk, and have their judgment impaired, are more likely to be sexually active. On top of this, these teenagers are less likely to take safety precautions when having sex, which can result in STDs and unplanned pregnancies.
- 66%: Even though alcohol consumption is illegal, 66% of teens claim that they can buy their own alcohol. Either they use fake IDs, or cashiers are not diligent in checking to make sure customers really are of age.
- True: Many teenagers do not realize that alcohol poisoning can be serious. It is possible to die from ingesting too much alcohol, and alcohol can lead to a host of health problems, especially if drinking becomes a problem.
- 56%: We’d like to believe that alcohol advertising is not effective, but it is. Teens are influenced by the ads they see in the media about alcohol.
- False: Anyone can become dependent on alcohol. If you use it regularly, your body builds up a tolerance, and you need more to feel the effects of intoxication. Additionally, your body can build a dependence on alcohol so that you have difficulty functioning without alcohol, and you begin to experience withdrawal symptoms if you don’t get alcohol. This means you can be an alcoholic - even as a teenager.
- False: Different types of drinks have more alcohol per ounce than others. Ice beer, for instance, has more alcohol than regular beer, so if you drink the same amount of each, you will be drunker faster with ice beer. Liquor and other “harder” drinks also have higher alcoholic content per ounce.
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