Teen Health Course 3

Chapter 12: Alcohol

Student Web Activities - Lesson 5 - Recognizing a Drinking Problem

Recognizing a Drinking Problem


Many people who drink too much alcohol do not think they have a problem. On the Web site below, you will learn how you can tell if someone you know has a drinking problem, and what to do to get help.

Link to explore : American Council on Alcoholism:


  • Start at the American Council on Alcoholism Web site.
  • Read through the page.
  • Take notes as you read.
  • When you are done reading, answer the questions below.
  • Finally, using the information from the link, create a list of questions you can share with other teens to help them determine if they or someone they know has a drinking problem.

What are four negative reasons for drinking alcoholic beverages?
How can you tell a social drinker from an alcoholic?
What is denial?
How can someone help an alcoholic who does not want help?
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