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.
Prevention as They Grow
View this online workshop about a developmental approach to underage drinking from early childhood to young adulthood. Learn about new research into the power of parents to reduce drinking by young adults in college.
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 Releases The Sound of Your Voice Video
Parents should talk with their college-bound young adults NOW about the potential consequences of underage alcohol use.
July Is Minority Mental Health Month
Minority youth tend to have lower rates of current and binge alcohol use, but still are at risk of
co-occurring mental and substance use disorders.
More Youth Begin Drinking During Summer Months
June and July are among the top months for alcohol
use initiation by 12- to 17-year-olds.