Factsheet about underage drinking from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Underage drinking is a serious public health problem in the United States. Alcohol is the most widely used substance among America’s youth, and drinking by young people poses enormous health and safety risks.
A factsheet about underage drinking published by the CDC.
Underage alcohol consumption is common in the United States and can have harmful outcomes. A comprehensive approach that includes effective policy strategies can prevent underage drinking and related harms.
The federal Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking (ICCPUD) works with state, territorial, and local governments and organizations to reduce and prevent underage drinking and its consequences. ICCPUD’s website, StopAlcoholAbuse.gov , provides the latest research and resources to support underage drinking prevention and related issues.
The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking
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