Youth’s #1 drug of choice remains alcohol, with harmful and sometimes deadly consequences. Underage alcohol use is linked to brain damage, car accidents, suicides, homicides, and a host of other negative outcomes.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that alcohol contributes to 4,358 deaths of young people each year and more than 189,000 emergency room visits.
Often, youth get alcohol from adults, including their own parents, and drink it in an adult’s home. That’s unsafe, unhealthy, and unacceptable.
Prevention Action Alliance offers two programs designed to protect youth from underage drinking.