Risks of Underage Drinking

Part 5 of Community Guide to Underage Drinking. Underage Drinking Is a major cause of death from injuries among young people. Each year, approximately 5,000 people under the age of 21 die as a result of underage drinking; this includes about 1,900 deaths from motor vehicle crashes, 1,600 as a result of homicides, 300 from […]

What’s the problem with underage drinking?

Part 4 of Community Guide to Underage Drinking. So many young people drink. Many more young people use alcohol than tobacco or illegal drugs. By age 18, more than 70% of teens have had at least one drink. When young people drink, they drink a lot at one time. Teens drink less often than adults. […]

What Is Underage Drinking?

Part 1 of Community Guide to Underage Drinking. Drinking alcohol can harm the growing body and brain. That’s why it’s important for young people to grow up alcohol-free. And it takes every adult in the community to help young people choose not to drink alcohol. It takes you and your help. What Is Underage Drinking? […]