As adults, we are expected to maintain the highest standards of behavior not only for ourselves but for the children in and around our lives. In a social humanity sphere, how we behave can impact and influence the behavior of others and the children in our midst. When it comes to substance abuse, specifically alcohol and alcoholism, we have really given the kids the shortest straw from which to draw. We see it every day portrayed in fictional media and in documented accurate reports the growing number of youngsters involved in drinking - and not just involved but also full alcoholics as well. Would you believe that there are children who begin drinking as young as the age of twelve, rendering them seasoned alcoholics by the age of thirteen? This startling and upsetting statistic for teenage drinking is the driving force behind many teenage rehabilitation programs. It is sad that this is the state in which we are currently.