Underage Drinking by the Numbers

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  • 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
  • Teenage Drinking: A Public Health Issue

The Dangers of Binge Drinking

It typically takes one hour for the human body to metabolize one drink. With binge drinking, people are consuming multiple drinks per hour, which can catch up with them later.

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