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I am drinking way too much and it’s getting out of control

Question: I’m in 12th and for the last 2 months I’ve gone from avoiding alcohol to binge drinking. It was fun at first but now I notice that I have become very aggressive.I’m neglecting my academics because I just want to party and drink all the time. I stole money from my friend and was caught and that’s when it hit me I have a problem. Teentalker , 15-year-old

Dearest Teentalker,

Kudos to you for writing in! I really appreciate your honesty and that is the first step towards gaining control and being responsible. When consumed responsibly, in small doses and in a safe environment, drinking can be fun. But as you’ve noticed, binge drinking is no fun after a point: it changes your behavior, making you aggressive and forgetful, and makes you crave more of it even when you don’t really want it.

Here are some active steps you can take:

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