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.
New NSDUH Report
Risk and Protective Factors and Initiation of Substance Use: Results from the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health
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
Learn how to plan a successful Town Hall Meeting and celebrate the national launch of the 2016 Communities Talk: Town Hall Meetings to Prevent Underage Drinking initiative. Watch a live webcast from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s 12th Annual Prevention Day at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, on February 1 from 2:45 to 4:45 p.m. EST.
During Super Bowl 50 on February 7, some underage youth will be exposed to alcohol advertising. This event is a natural time for parents and children to talk about the dangers of alcohol. Check out the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s “Talk. They Hear You.” parent resources and mobile application for information about how to start a conversation.
Alcohol use is one of many factors that increase a teen’s likelihood of being subjected to violence in a relationship. Learn more about teen dating violence, including risk factors and prevention.