Never Had a Drink? Good.
By: Paige Miller
Newspapers say drinking is common in 11 year-olds! Between 70% and 80% of teens start drinking by the age of 17 or 18. Facts also confirm that by 7th grade, most younger people have had their first drink. I think it's completely awful that 11 year-olds and 7th graders are drinking, and we need to stop it.
Englebardt, Stanley. Kids and Alcohol, the Deadliest Drug. New York: Lothrop, Lee, and Shepard Company, 1975.