Underage Alcohol Use: An Introduction
Did You Know?
- By the time they graduate from high school, half of all teenagers report drinking alcohol regularly. One-third report binge drinking.
- The greatest increase in alcohol usage occurs between grades 6 and 10
- Fifty-five percent of middle and high school students say it is against their values to drink alcohol while they are teenagers.1
Even though it may not seem like it, you are the strongest influence in your child’s life. Your words and actions concerning alcohol use make a big difference in the choices they make now and when they're adults. Chances are you won't be there to guide them through every encounter with alcohol. But you can do a lot "behind the scenes" to help them stay healthy, strong, and safe.
1. Developmental Assets: A Profile of Your Youth (Minneapolis, MN: Search Institute, 2005), 2003 weighted aggregate dataset, unpublished report.
- Alcohol Use
- Drug Use
- Depression and Suicide
- Tobacco Use
- Bullying and Cyberbullying
- Early Sexual Activity
- Eating Disorders
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