FTC’s National Campaign To Help Reduce Underage Drinking
“The legal drinking age is 21.
Thanks for not providing alcohol to teens.”
Despite the reminder this holiday season, teen drinking remains a serious problem in the United States. Underage drinking creates substantial health, social and economic consequences for individuals, families, and communities. A more sobering thought is research suggesting that most teens who drink get the alcohol from adults who could have prevented underage drinking in the first place – including their own parents and family members.
So what can you do to help?
Take a first step and visit www.dontserveteens.gov, a national campaign designed by the FTC to reduce and limit access to underage drinking. This recently updated site, available in English and Spanish, has info to help you:
- learn rates and risks of teen drinking
- find out what to say to friends and neighbors about serving alcohol to teens
- enlist the support of organizations, the media, and others to fight underage alcohol use.
- research individual State laws
- download free materials, including posters and transit art, radio PSAs, press releases, op-eds, web banners and buttons to help spread the word.