As parents, we want to see our teenagers enjoy good times with friends. At the same time, we want to keep them safe, too. Allowing your teen to have a house party may seem like an ideal way for the teen to have fun while still being under your watch. In our state, the law is clear: You cannot possess or consume alcohol if you are under the age of
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You have been redirected to Responsibility. Join us in starting a lifetime of conversations around alcohol responsibility — keep reading to learn more. Among year olds, reported rates of past month consumption, binge drinking, and heavy alcohol consumption have declined steadily from to Early drinking is a risk factor for alcohol use disorders. Adults who had taken their first drink of alcohol before the age of 15 were 6. For the three grades combined 8th, 10th and 12th the proportion of students reporting lifetime, annual, past month alcohol consumption, and binge drinking are at the lowest levels since the study began 41 percent, 36 percent and 19 percent, and 9 percent respectively. While rates have declined, alcohol consumption among youth under the legal drinking age remains a concern.
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Teens drink less often than adults, but drink more per occasion. This can impair their judgment and put them and others at risk of physical harm and dangerous behavior, including:. Underage drivers are more susceptible than adults to the alcohol-induced impairment of driving skills.
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