Underage drinking is against the law and dangerous. Be smart. Stay safe!


 

Did you know...

  • Alcohol consumption by persons under the age of 21 is illegal
    Alcohol is harmful for the developing brain*. Drinking during this period can lead to lifelong damage in brain function, particularly as it relates to memory, motor skills and coordination. (*The human brain develops until the age of 25).
  • According to research, young people who begin drinking before age 15 are 4 times more likely to develop alcohol dependence than those who begin drinking at age 21
  • Data shows that those teens who drink consume more drinks per drinking occasion than adult drinkers
  • Alcohol is responsible for more than 4,700 annual deaths among underage youth in the US. 

           


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