Alcohol and Other Drug Use

By Zach Davis and Dkmoney

3 Facts and Stats

1.In 2013, the National Survey On Drug use and health reported that 23% of youth aged 12 to 20 years drink alcohol and 14% reported binge drinking in the past 30 days.

2.The Youth Risk Behavior Survey found that 35% of high schoolers drank in the past 30 days.

3.Alcohol is the most commonly used and abused drug among youth in the United States.

Results/Consequences For Doing Drugs

1.School problems, such as higher absence and poor or failing grades.

2.Disruption of normal growth and sexual development.

3.Alcohol-related car crashes and other unintentional injuries, such as burns, falls, and drowning.

How To Prevent Drug Use

1.Reducing underage drinking will require community-based efforts to monitor the activities of youth and decrease youth access to alcohol.

2.The Government can change the taxes to a higher price to prevent use.

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