Experts say it's important for parents to recognize warning signs in their teenagers to help prevent accidents and future alcoholism.
Counselors say it's also important for teens to be able to recognize these signs in themselves.
For an explanation os signs your teen is using alcohol or drugs, as well as risk factors and tips on what to do, go to http://timetoact.drugfree.org/think-look-for-signs-behavioral-issues.html.
There are several counselors and programs in the key city to help teens overcome teen drinking. For a directory of rehab and counceling centers across the state listed by city, go to http://teenrehab.interventionamerica.org/searchdirectory.cfm?State=TX. Abilene residents will have to search for Abilene.