An in-depth look at teen addiction, why experimenting with alcohol can be detrimental to a teens future and an honest look at substance abuse. Alcoholism is a progressive disease that affects everyone differently. Some people get addicted right away while others may take years or decades. Some of the most common reasons for drinking include peer pressure to fit in, family issues, self-medication and a lack of self-esteem. Repeated alcohol use will over time cause the brain to depend on alcohol and the body to gradually become accustomed to alcohol in the system. Whenever alcohol is absent, both the brain and the body can develop a craving. This is called dependence. Teens are at a pivotal period in their life where the decision making part of the brain is in full development. The frontal lobe is rapidly forming and habits are formed based on the repeated decisions they make. This program talks about who becomes addicted, the different stages of addiction and shows teens that living a life of addiction is one that can be changed. It gives them the facts about the short and long-term effects of alcohol on their body, lifestyle, mental health and consequences of alcohol use.