Week 5: Drinking and Drugged Driving
YOU’RE NOT ALONE
Not All Teens Drink. Actually Most Don’t.
You may know some teens who drink. You may even have tried it yourself. But the truth is three out of four teens don’t drink. That means the majority is staying alcohol free until 21! Learn the truth about teens and alcohol.
- Since the ‘90s teen drinking rates have steadily dropped year after year.
- In 2015, teen alcohol use hit a historical low, and more teens admit that they don’t really approve of their friends who do binge drinking on the weekend (drinking a lot at once).
- In the last years, more and more teens agree that drinking, even one or two drinks, can be dangerous.
- Teens who drink alcohol are FIVE times more likely to drop out of school.
HERE ARE THE FACTS
By waiting until the legal age of 21 to start drinking, your teen protects his or her health and reduces risk of the following dangers:
Assault and Sexual Abuse
Addiction and Substance Abuse
The dangers don’t stop here. Underage drinking poses many other legal, academic, and career risks to teens, and more problems for your family and community.
You can learn more and download the full Power of Youth presentation at http://powerofyouth.com
*Retrieved from http://powerofyouth.com The mission of Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) is to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes and prevent underage drinking. For more information go to http://powerofyouth.com/