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How can I talk to my teen about alcohol poisoning?

Binge drinking, which can lead to alcohol poisoning, is most common in young adults aged 18 to 22 years. Parents can have an impact on their teens' behavior by discussing the consequences of alcohol use and abuse. Some evidence suggests that children who describe their relationship with their parents as "close" may be less prone to use alcohol. Parents should also take responsibility for the storage of alcohol in the home, preferably by keeping it under lock and key. Finally, if a teen is treated for alcohol poisoning, ask your medical care provider about follow-up care, including counseling to discuss possible alcohol abuse issues.

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