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.
Report to Congress
Learn more about the prevalence and consequences of underage drinking and ongoing
national and state prevention efforts.
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.
ICCPUD Infographics Library
Visit the ICCPUD Infographics library for data visualizations of underage drinking rates, trends, consequences, and prevention.
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
SAMHSA’s National Prevention Week 2015 takes place May 17–23.
Help increase awareness and action around substance abuse and mental health issues.
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.
May Is Mental Health Month
This month, promote mental health as a way to reduce underage drinking and co-occurring substance abuse disorders.
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.