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This website has tools and information to help parents and others reduce teen drinking and related harm.

Teens who drink usually get alcohol from “social sources” — at parties, from older friends and family, or by taking it from a cabinet or refrigerator without permission. Teen drinking is linked to injury and risky behavior. We can reduce teen drinking by stopping teens’ easy access to alcohol.

Help us achieve this important goal! Post this message on your website, and use the campaign materials available here to get the word out:

Please don’t provide alcohol to teens.
It’s unsafe. It’s illegal. It’s irresponsible.

We Don’t Serve Teens

What you need to know about underage drinking

21 is the Legal Drinking Age

What you need to know about underage drinking.

Dangers of Teen Drinking

What can happen to teens who drink.

Alcohol Laws by State

Learn about the laws in your state.

Stopping Teens’ Easy Access to Alcohol

Steps you can take to reduce teen access to alcohol.

Answering Questions About Underage Drinking

What to say to neighbors and friends.

Alcohol Advertising

Media literacy tools and alcohol ad regulation.

Who Can Help Reduce Underage Drinking, and How?

Everyone can do something

Individuals and Organizations Can Help Reduce Teen Drinking

Each of us can do something to prevent teen drinking.

Media Can Help Reduce Teen Drinking

Steps media can take to reduce teen drinking injury.

Alcohol Retailers Can Help Reduce Teen Drinking

Steps retailers can take to stop easy teen alcohol access.

State Alcohol Law Enforcement

Tools states use to reduce teen alcohol access and use.

About the Campaign

We Don’t Serve Teens is a consumer education campaign developed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency. The campaign has been recognized by the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, the National Prevention Council, and representatives of more than 40 states. All program materials are available in both English and Spanish and provided free of charge. Some of the organizations that promote the We Don’t Serve Teens message include state alcohol regulatory agencies; state and local law enforcement; alcohol industry members; high schools and colleges; and social services organizations.

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Help spread the word about how to reduce teen drinking:

Yearly, 188,000 kids under 21 go to the ER with alcohol-related probs. Don’t serve alcohol to teens.

Teen alcohol use causes death from poisoning, burns, falls, drowning, suicide. Don’t serve alcohol to teens.

Hospital admissions for teen alcohol use (2008): 40,000; cost per average 5 day visit: $19K.

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