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.