Underage Drinking by the Numbers

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  • Teenage Drinking: A Public Health Issue
  • An Overview
  • The Difference Between a Drink and Binge Drinking
  • The Dangers of Binge Drinking
  • At What Age Do Most Teens Start Experimenting With Alcohol?
  • Why Are Teens Drinking?
  • Drinking Before The Age Limit Could Lead To…
  • Alcohol and the Adolescent Brain
  • How Are Teens Getting Access to Alcohol?
  • Once They Drink, How Many Teens Are Getting Behind the Wheel?
  • The Annual Death Toll as a Result of Underage Drinking
  • The Consequences Outweigh Underage Drinking
  • What Can Parents Do to Help Stop Underage Drinking?
  • Underage Drink Diversion Programs

The Difference Between a Drink and Binge Drinking

A drink is usually 14 grams of alcohol, which can be found in a 12-ounce can of beer or 5 ounces of wine. While some teens may have one drink, many partake in binge drinking, which is consuming many drinks (more than 5) on one occasion.

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