Alcohol affects the developing brain.Underage drinking damages the teenage brain.
It is critical that parents and other trusted adults initiate conversations with kids about underage drinking well in advance of the first time they are faced with a decision regarding alcohol.
I started drinking when I was 15 years old. Even though no one in my immediate family drank, all of my friends at the time were drinking pretty heavily. My first drink was at a friend’s house… more »
At the end of the day we know how to reduce and prevent underage drinking. What is lacking is the will to put what we know to work on behalf of our youth.