Underage Drinking by the Numbers

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  • 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
  • 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…

Once They Drink, How Many Teens Are Getting Behind the Wheel?

“There is no such thing as a drinking and driving accident, people make a conscious effort to get behind the wheel,” Bowles said. A 2011 Youth Risk Behavior Survey found that among high school students, during the past 30 days 8 percent drove after drinking alcohol and 24 rode in car with a driver who had been drinking alcohol.

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