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Drinking, and particularly binge drinking, is more common among high school students and younger children than many parents may realize, and also more dangerous. A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics focuses on binge drinking and how pediatricians should be addressing it with their young patients. As much as parents may prefer to think of it as “just drinking,” alcohol use is dangerous for the young. Drinking is associated with the three leading causes of death and serious injury in teenagers (motor vehicle accidents, homicides and suicides). Continue reading