Why Prevent Underage Drinking?
Underage drinking and youth substance abuse cause our young people to put themselves in dangerous situations and can harm the developing adolescent brain
in ways only recently understood.
Drug and alcohol use by those under 21 is related to numerous health problems
, including injuries and death from car crashes, suicide, homicide, drowning, and recreational mishaps.
Factors leading to a youth's decision to use drugs or alcohol are complex and likely to include influences from many domains
, including peer, family, and community. .