Alcohol: The Bane of Teenagers

A pamphlet for those under the age of 21

The Numbers

Nearly 9 million youths, ages 12 to 20, in this country report they have consumed alcohol in the past 30 days. The rate of current alcohol consumption increases with increasing age according to the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health from 1% at age 12 to 15% at age 16, and 39% at age 20.

In North Carolina

Total Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities in 2012: 402


Under 21 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities in 2012: 45


Total Arrests of Teens Under the Age of 18 for Drunk Driving: 388

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Why You Shouldn't do It

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The Punishment

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