Do You Really Know the Risks with Underage Drinking?


Underage drinking is very dangerous, for not only the ones involved but for anyone around intoxicated teens.The consequences of underage drinking can affect everyone—regardless of age or drinking status. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism alcohol is the most widely used substance of abuse among America’s youth. Drinking by young people poses enormous health and safety risks.
We all feel the effects of aggressive behavior, property damage, injuries, and deaths that can result from underage drinking. This is not simply a problem for some families—it is a nationwide concern. (“Underage Drinking.” National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism) Deaths involving alcohol, such as a car accident, is devastating. Not only is it the fact someone has died but it was caused by someone who is drunk.  

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