Collin Hruby

Teen Drinking

Fact About Teen Drinking

The average age teen boys first try alcohol is age 11, for teen girls it’s 13.

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In 2012, nearly three-quarters of students have consumed alcohol (more than just a few sips) by the end of high school, and more than a third (37 percent) have done so by eighth grade.

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In 2010, 56 percent of drivers aged 15 to 20 who were killed in motor vehicle crashes after drinking and driving were not wearing a seat belt.

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9 out of 10 American teens report that drinking is not worth the consequences it can cause.

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Teens who begin drinking before age 15 are five times more likely to develop alcohol dependence than those who begin drinking at age 21.

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An early age of drinking onset is also associated with alcohol-related violence not only among persons under age 21 but among adults as well.

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It’s estimated that over three million teenagers are out-and-out alcoholics. Several million more have a serious drinking problem that they cannot manage on their own.

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Annually, more than 5,000 deaths of people under age 21 are linked to underage drinking.