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Teen Drinking

Did you know...


  • Nearly 10 million young people, ages 12 to 20, reported that they’ve consumed alcohol in the past 30 days.
  • Teens who start drinking before age 15 years are five times more likely to develop alcohol dependence or abuse later in life than those who begin drinking at or after the legal age of 21.

  • The three leading causes of death for 15 to 24-year-olds are automobile crashes, homicides and suicides – alcohol is a leading factor in all three.