Underage Drinking Prevention & Awareness
Think adolescent and teen drinking is no big deal? Think again. When used or misused during this critical time of growth, alcohol can have long-term, irreversible effects on the body and the brain, which continues to develop until around age 25. The fact is, drinking shouldn’t be considered a rite of passage for teens or a normal part of youth. The minimum legal drinking age of 21 protects minors from both serious health impacts and misjudgments made while under the influence, which can put them in danger of car crashes, injuries, sexual assault, and more.