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Beware―More Teens Begin Drinking During Summer Months

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The Substance Abuse and Mental  Health Services Administration has created an infographic illustrating teen alcohol use initiation by month. During June and July  (as well as December), an average of 11,000 12- to 17-year-olds begin using  alcohol. Share this and other underage-drinking related infographics via social  media.

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Beware.

On an average day in June or July, more than 11,000 12- to 17-year-olds start drinking alcohol. For most months, the average is between 5,000 and 9,000 new users per day.

A bar graph uses an illustration of sharks swimming in the ocean to show the number of teens who begin using alcohol during each month of the year. Shark fins are used to show the monthly statistics. January: 9,556. February: 4,940. March: 5,492. April: 5,415. May: 5,892. June: 11,123. July: 11,598. August: 7,982. September: 6,148. October: 6,524. November: 7,337. December 11,432.

The number of teens who begin using alcohol swells during the summer. Keep your teens safe from the dangers that lurk beneath underage drinking.

Talk with them about the consequences.

Visit “Talk. They Hear You.”

Sources:
http://www.samhsa.gov/data/2k12/NSDUH080/SR080InitiationSubstanceUse2012.pdf

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