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Underage Drinking Statistics - drinking statistics about teens

Apr 22, 2019 · Teen alcohol statistics show that although drinking alcohol under the age of 21 is illegal in the U.S., it is commonplace given that 11% of all alcohol consumed in the United States is consumed by those aged 12 to 20. By the end of high school, teenage alcohol statistics tell us that 72% of students.

Jun 14, 2017 · Peer pressure, the excitement of drinking and an abundance of alcohol can cause teens and young adults to drink excessively and get dangerously drunk. Statistics on underage binge drinking include: 1.3 million high school aged individuals reported binge drinking in the past 30 days.4.9/5(44).

Underage Drinking. Alcohol is the most commonly used and abused drug among youth in the United States. 1 Excessive drinking is responsible for more than 4,300 deaths among underage youth each year, and cost the U.S. $24 billion in economic costs in 2010. 2,3 Although the purchase of alcohol by persons under the age of 21 is illegal, people aged 12 to 20 years drink 11% of all alcohol consumed.

Oct 02, 2012 · The percentage of teens in high school who drink and drive has decreased by more than half since 1991,* but more can be done. Nearly one million high school teens drank alcohol and got behind the wheel in 2011. Teen drivers are 3 times more likely than more experienced drivers to be in a fatal crash. Drinking any alcohol greatly increases this risk for teens.