Underaged Drinking

What you need to know

What is Underaged Drinking?

  • When someone under the age 21 consumes alcohol

Things you should know about underaged drinking

  • Now people ages 12 to 20 drink 11% of all United States alcohol
  • This can cause higher absences and failing grades in school
  • It can cause fighting and lack of participation in youth activities
  • Can have unplanned, unprotective, unwanted seual activity
  • Higher risk for suicide and homicide
  • Memory problems
  • Death from alcohol poisonings
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Drinking Levels Among Youth

  • 39% drank some amount of alcohol
  • 22% binge drinks
  • 8% drove after drinking
  • 24% has rode with a driver who has been drinking

Tips on underaged drinking

  • If you have alcohol in your house keep it locked up and always check how much you have in them
  • Get to know your teen's friends
  • Reinforce rules and consequences about underaged drinking before they go out and ask if parents will be present
  • Set a curfew and set an alarm or wake up at that time and talk to your teens about their night
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If you need help

You can call: 800-232-4636