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A government, a nation united for healthy youth and communities

The federal Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking is working with governments and organizations at the state, territory, and local levels to reduce and prevent underage drinking and its consequences.

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Report to Congress

Report to Congress

Learn more about the prevalence and consequences of underage drinking and ongoing national and state prevention efforts. More

National Prevention Week

National Prevention Week

Join in National Prevention Week, SAMHSA’s annual health observance for increasing public awareness of, and action around, substance abuse and mental health issues. More

ICCPUD Infographics Library

ICCPUD Infographics Library

Visit the ICCPUD Infographics library for data visualizations of underage drinking rates, trends, consequences, and prevention. More

Data

Statistics

The data provide information on the prevalence, trends, and consequences of underage drinking.

The different agencies also provide related statistics that highlight different health and societal aspects of underage drinking. More

Understanding the Issue

Understanding the Issue

Factors Affecting Underage Drinking is a developmental and environmental context for understanding aimed at reducing a young person’s risk of using alcohol or increasing factors that help protect them against alcohol use. More

Prevention/Intervention

Prevention / Intervention Tools

Learn more about effective prevention strategies to reduce underage alcohol access, use, and consequences.

Find intervention tools, resources, and services to help young people recover from and avoid alcohol use. More

Monthly Highlights
  • Monthly Highlights

    SAMHSA’s National Prevention Week 2015 takes place May 17–23.

    Help increase awareness and action around substance abuse and mental health issues. Learn more

  • Monthly Highlights

    Underage Drinking Injuries Are Higher Over Memorial Day Weekend

    Daily visits to emergency departments are 11 percent higher than on an average day of the year. Learn more

  • Monthly Highlights

    May Is Mental Health Month

    This month, promote mental health as a way to reduce underage drinking and co-occurring substance abuse disorders. Learn more

  • Monthly Highlights

    May Is Women’s Health Month

    Binge alcohol use by women and girls can result in more and different consequences than for men and boys. Learn more

National grassroots initiative to engage communities in underage drinking prevention.