Early Onset Alcoholism
Alcohol dependence, or alcoholism, can begin very early, even as early as 12 or 13 years old. Most teens obtain alcohol first from their parents, so if you have alcoholic beverages, including beer, in the home, keep them locked away. If your teen begins to drink, talk about it, and be clear that you do not approve of this and that you expect different behavior. Keep track of where your teen is, and with whom.