Tag: Alcohol

Media literacy techniques can help teens view alcohol marketing with a critical eye.

These days, advertising is almost everywhere we go — on television, in the bus, on the street, and on the Internet. Alcohol advertising is no exception. ...

Teen drinking is not inevitable. More than 58% of high school seniors do not drink alcohol, reducing their current risk of injury. 

One way to prevent teens from drinking is to cut off easy access to alcohol. Unfortunately, right now most...

All states prohibit providing alcohol to persons under 21, although states may have limited exceptions relating to lawful employment, religious activities, or consent by a parent, guardian, or spouse. Among states that have an exception related...

Teens drink less often than adults, but drink more per occasion. This can impair their judgment and put them and others at risk of physical harm and dangerous behavior, including: 

Fatalities

Underage drivers are more susceptible than adults...

The Congress passed the National Minimum Drinking Age Act in 1984, establishing 21 as the minimum legal purchase age.

Since then:Drinking by high school seniors has fallen substantially — from 66% to 42% (see chart). During this same period...

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...

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