Alcohol

Underage drinking

Alcohol is the drug of choice among youth. Teenage underage drinking is also linked to a greater risk of developing future alcohol problems and lack of responsibility. Teenage underage drinking is also linked to a greater risk of developing future alcohol problems.

How does drinking alcohol affect your life?

There are approximately over 10.8 million underage teens who drink alcohol. Every year approximately 5,000 people, under the age of 21, die as a result of underage drinking. Many young people are experiencing the consequences of drinking too much, at too early an age. As a result, underage drinking is a leading public health problem in this country.

consequences:

  • Aggression
  • Abuse of other drugs
  • Suicidal and harmful thoughts
  • School/social issues
  • Legal problems