Alcohol

Under 21

Effects of drinking alcohol under 21

Each year, about 5,000 people die as a result as underage drinking. This includes about 1,900 deaths from car accidents, 1,600 deaths from homicide, 300 from suicide, and about 100-500 deaths from burns, falls, and drowning. Health risks from underage drinking are brain effects, liver effects, and growth effects. Do you really want to not grow up the way your suppose to? This is a link that can help you find more information like this: http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/AA67/AA67.htm
Statistics say that raising the price of alcohol could lower the percentage of alcohol abuse. Also, increasing the minimum drinking age might make kids want to wait longer. School based prevention programs help kids understand the dangers of drinking underage, and make them not want to drink. Parents also should be able to explain the danger of alcohol abuse to their kids to try and make them not want to drink. A website for more information is: http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/AA67/AA67.htm