Alcohol:

The Teen Killer

Why is it Deadly?


The years between 18 and 25 are a time of considerable change, as teenagers spread their wings and leave home, many for the first time. While these may be exciting years, widespread alcohol use means they may be risky years as well. The highest prevalence of problem drinking occurs among young adults aged 18 to 25, nearly 42% of whom admit to binge drinking at least once a month (drinking five or more drinks in rapid succession for men, four or more for women).

Some Teenagers Just want to Fit In.

Many teenagers feel insecure about themselves. These teenagers experience peer-pressure. They don't want to be a wimp so they drink. When they get behind the wheel of a car, they are way more likely to crash. They can kill people when doing this.