Parents & Educators

Find resources for parents and educators about underage and harmful drinking prevention. This section includes. factsheets, talking guides, conversation starters, guided lesson plans, and more to help parents and educators communicate with youth and young adults.

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Underage Drinking: Myths vs. Facts

This brochure dispels common myths about underage alcohol use and helps 9- to 15-year-olds understand the dangers associated with using alcohol. (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department...

Drunk Driving

This website explains how alcohol effects driving, describing blood alcohol concentration levels. Details about the risks and consequences of drunk driving are given and drivers are encouraged to drive responsibly.

Alcohol and Other Drugs on Campus—The Scope of the Problem

The most widespread health problem on college and university campuses in the United States is high-risk alcohol and other drug use. This overview provides data on the scope and consequences...

AlcoholFX Mobile Application - YouTube video

This animated video introduces the Alcohol's Effects on the Brain (AlcoholFX) mobile application, providing the science base behind the app and how it can be used in the classroom.

SAMHSA’s AlcoholFX app

Alcohol's Effects on the Brain (AlcoholFX) is a free, science-based app that teaches students ages 10-12 how alcohol can harm their brains if they drink.

Teen Driving (NHTSA)

This webpage contains information on state driver licensing requirements for teens as well as ideas and resources to help parents set ground rules for their aspiring driver. The site provides...

College Drinking: Prevention Perspectives from the Field

The College Drinking: Prevention Perspectives from the Field webinar highlighted the first video of the College Drinking: Prevention Perspectives video series and featured presentations by a panel of experts that...

Recording: Sowing the Seeds of Prevention: Communities and Youth in Action

In this session from SAMHSA’s 13th Annual Prevention Day (2017), SAMHSA staff and community-based organizations and youth talk about the powerful role young people play in prevention. Also included are...

Talking With Your College-Bound Young Adult About Alcohol

Deciding where to go to college, what career path to pursue, and how to finance an advanced education are all decisions your college-bound son or daughter has made in moving...

Underage Drinking: A Collective Responsibility

Alcohol is the “drug of choice” for emerging adults under 21; used more often than tobacco, or other illegal drugs. This factsheet reviews how to be informed; be prepared; and...

College Drinking: Prevention Perspectives "Lessons Learned at Frostburg State University" Discussion Guide

This guide highlights steps taken by the Frostburg State University community to reduce underage and high-risk drinking among the student population and discusses how these strategies were implemented. ...

College Drinking: Prevention Perspectives "Embracing Culture and Context to Prevent Underage Drinking" Discussion Guide

This guide shows how historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), as well as other institutions that primarily serve students from a distinct background, region, or culture, can create prevention strategies...

After High School: Talking With Your Young Adult About Underage Drinking

This guide empowers parents to continue to discuss alcohol-use consequences with their young adults, including with those who are already engaged in drinking.

Underage Drinking: Myths vs. Facts

This brochure dispels common myths about underage alcohol use and helps 9- to 15-year-olds understand the dangers associated with using alcohol. (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department...

Drunk Driving

This website explains how alcohol effects driving, describing blood alcohol concentration levels. Details about the risks and consequences of drunk driving are given and drivers are encouraged to drive responsibly.

Alcohol and Other Drugs on Campus—The Scope of the Problem

The most widespread health problem on college and university campuses in the United States is high-risk alcohol and other drug use. This overview provides data on the scope and consequences...

AlcoholFX Mobile Application - YouTube video

This animated video introduces the Alcohol's Effects on the Brain (AlcoholFX) mobile application, providing the science base behind the app and how it can be used in the classroom.

SAMHSA’s AlcoholFX app

Alcohol's Effects on the Brain (AlcoholFX) is a free, science-based app that teaches students ages 10-12 how alcohol can harm their brains if they drink.

Teen Driving (NHTSA)

This webpage contains information on state driver licensing requirements for teens as well as ideas and resources to help parents set ground rules for their aspiring driver. The site provides...

College Drinking: Prevention Perspectives from the Field

The College Drinking: Prevention Perspectives from the Field webinar highlighted the first video of the College Drinking: Prevention Perspectives video series and featured presentations by a panel of experts that...

Recording: Sowing the Seeds of Prevention: Communities and Youth in Action

In this session from SAMHSA’s 13th Annual Prevention Day (2017), SAMHSA staff and community-based organizations and youth talk about the powerful role young people play in prevention. Also included are...

Talking With Your College-Bound Young Adult About Alcohol

Deciding where to go to college, what career path to pursue, and how to finance an advanced education are all decisions your college-bound son or daughter has made in moving...

Underage Drinking: A Collective Responsibility

Alcohol is the “drug of choice” for emerging adults under 21; used more often than tobacco, or other illegal drugs. This factsheet reviews how to be informed; be prepared; and...

College Drinking: Prevention Perspectives "Lessons Learned at Frostburg State University" Discussion Guide

This guide highlights steps taken by the Frostburg State University community to reduce underage and high-risk drinking among the student population and discusses how these strategies were implemented. ...

College Drinking: Prevention Perspectives "Embracing Culture and Context to Prevent Underage Drinking" Discussion Guide

This guide shows how historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), as well as other institutions that primarily serve students from a distinct background, region, or culture, can create prevention strategies...

After High School: Talking With Your Young Adult About Underage Drinking

This guide empowers parents to continue to discuss alcohol-use consequences with their young adults, including with those who are already engaged in drinking.

Resources

Facts on Underage Drinking

This factsheet summarizes current data about underage drinking overall and by gender, race/ethnicity, and age group. It also provides information on health and safety risks associated with underage alcohol use.

Monitoring the Future

Since 1975, the National Institute on Drug Abuse has sponsored the annual Monitoring the Future Survey, which measures drug, alcohol, and cigarette use and related attitudes among adolescent students nationwide.

College Alcohol-Related Statistics: Consequences of Alcohol Use

This webpage lists annual high-risk college drinking consequences includes a concise list of facts outlining the effects of alcohol abuse on college campuses, communities, and students. (National Institute on Alcohol...

Adolescent and School Health: School Connectedness

School connectedness—the belief held by students that adults and peers in the school care about their learning as well as about them as individuals—is an important protective factor. Research has...

Talk. They Hear You.

The “Talk. They Hear You.” campaign aims to reduce underage drinking and substance use among youths under the age of 21 by providing parents and caregivers with information and resources...

Talk to Your Kids about Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drugs

This web page offers tips in English and Spanish on when, how, and why to talk with children about substance use. Information also is provided on steps to take if...

Make a Difference: Talk to Your Child About Alcohol - Parents

This guide is geared to parents and guardians of young people ages 10 to 14. It offers suggestions for better communication between parents and their children, explains the unique risks...

Parenting to Prevent Childhood Alcohol Use

Parents can play an important role in helping their children develop healthy attitudes toward drinking while minimizing their risk of underage drinking. This factsheet describes how parenting styles and other...

Parents—Talk With Your High School Grads About Celebrating Safely

This factsheet describes how simple, important precautionary measures, such as prom-planning involvement and open communication with teens, can make a difference for this memorable occasion. (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse...

Substance Abuse Treatment Locator

This searchable directory of drug and alcohol treatment programs shows the location of facilities around the country that treat alcoholism and alcohol abuse and drug abuse problems. The Locator includes...

NIDA for Teens: The Science Behind Drug Abuse

This website educates adolescents and their parents/teachers on the science behind substance abuse. It contains quizzes, games, and other tools to help clarify the concepts.

Above the Influence

Above the Influence is an interactive drug prevention site for youth. The goal of the site is to help youth be more aware of the influences around them and better...

SAMHSA Store

The SAMHSA Store offers free publications, games, posters, and other resources related to promoting mental health and preventing and treating mental illnesses and substance abuse disorders. Enter “underage drinking” in...

College Drinking: Changing the Culture

This is a one-stop resource for comprehensive research-based information on issues related to alcohol abuse and binge drinking among college students.

Giving a brief intervention in English versus Spanish.

The aim of this study was to determine if a patient’s preferred language of intervention influences drinking outcomes among Mexican-origin young adults in the emergency department. Results indicate no significant...

Adolescents’ experiences with alcohol use and expectations about peer use affect drinking onset.

Researchers analyzed data from a longitudinal survey of adolescent substance use and health behaviors. They found interacting effects, within individuals, of early initiation, alcohol outcome experiences, and perceived social norms. ...

Examining resources to prevent underage drinking from a social ecological perspective

Adolescent and college underage drinking are significant public health problems both on their own and together. It is important for prevention professionals to understand and help prevent the development of...

Social stress and alcohol initiation in adolescent girls

Social stress may be an important factor that influences adolescent alcohol use; however, most studies looking at social stress and alcohol have been limited by reliance on self-report. This current...

Identifying risk and protective factors to prevent alcohol use during tailgating

Tailgating before college football games can be a common site of alcohol use. Understanding what contributes to alcohol use at these events may highlight opportunities for prevention. The context and...

Party music is associated with riskier drinking decisions by young adult women

In this study, researchers sought to answer whether listening to personal party music would influence risky drinking decisions by young adult women (relative to risky food decisions), over and above listening...

Alcohol and marijuana use predicted sexual intercourse in truant adolescents

Researchers studied data from a group of at-risk, truant adolescents to understand the influence of alcohol and marijuana use on the odds of engaging in sexual intercourse on a given...

Age 21 Minimum Legal Drinking Age Fact Sheet

This CDC fact sheet describes the history of the age 21 minimum legal purchase age and how this policy has saved lives.

CDC Alcohol Portal

This portal provides data, statistics, and information about excessive alcohol use.

College Alcohol Risk Assessment Guide: Environmental Approaches to Prevention

This guide is designed to help college administrators identify factors within the campus environment that contribute to alcohol-related problems.

Current and Binge Drinking Among High School Students - United States, 1991-2015

This study, conducted by the CDC, found that despite progress, current and binge drinking are common among high school students, and many students who binge drink do so at high...

Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center

This new Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center aims to provide communities, clinicians, policy-makers and others in the field with the information and tools they need to incorporate evidence-based practices into their...

Excessive Alcohol Use: Preventing a Leading Risk for Death, Disease, and Injury

This fact sheet summarizes statistics about excessive alcohol use, including binge and underage drinking, as a public health problem and steps being taken by CDC to address this problem. (Centers...

We Don't Serve Teens

Recognizing that most youth ages 12 to 20 who drink obtain access to alcohol for free (from family or friends, or by taking it without permission from their home or...

NIAAA Alcohol Treatment Navigator

The Navigator helps adults find alcohol treatment for themselves or an adult loved one, as well as healthcare professionals and faith leaders who often see people in need. Included are...

Alcohol Treatment and Physical Distancing

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism's (NIAAA) Alcohol Treatment and Physical Distancing resource outlines tips and methods of treatment during uncertain times.

Alcohol's Effect on Health: NIAAA brochures and fact sheets

This webpage provides links to NIAAA products, publications, and information about alcohol basics for the public, as well as information for special populations.

Understanding the Dangers of Alcohol Overdose

NIAAA's Understanding the Dangers of Alcohol Overdose fact sheet defines alcohol overdose and explains how to identify one. It also illustrates the measurement of a standard drink in the United...

NIDA for Teens: Alcohol

This NIDA fact sheet gives teens science-based information on alcohol use disorder, affects of alcohol use on the teen brain, alcohol affects on the body, blackouts, alcohol overdose and more.

NIDA for Teens

The National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens’ (NIDA Teens) Drug Facts for Students page provides in-depth information on prescription drugs, opioids, and alcohol.

Surgeon General's Call to Action To Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking

Trends in the Prevalence of Behaviors that Contribute to Unintentional Injury: National YRBS: 1991-2019

This chart, based on the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Surveys from 1991–2019, compares the percentage of students in grades 9 to 12 who rode with a driver who had been...

Underage Drinking Fact Sheet (NIAAA)

Alcohol is the most widely used substance among America’s youth, and drinking by young people poses enormous health and safety risks. Not only are adolescents at increased risk of injuries...

Vital Signs: Alcohol-Exposed Pregnancies — United States, 2011–2013

This February 2016 edition of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Vital Signs series addresses the risks associated with drinking during pregnancy.

Alcohol and Caffeine Fact Sheet

This CDC fact sheet discusses the risks of mixing alcohol and caffeine and the policy history of the availability of caffeinated alcoholic beverages (CABs).

Alcohol Use and Your Health

This CDC printable fact sheet defines excessive drinking and summarizes the short- and long-term risks of excessive alcohol use.

Dietary Guidelines for Alcohol Fact Sheet

This CDC fact sheet describes the Dietary Guidelines for Americans on alcohol consumption, and discusses moderate alcohol consumption.

Excessive Alcohol Use and Men's Health Fact Sheet

This CDC fact sheet discusses the effects of excessive alcohol consumption on men's health, and provides data & risks specific to males.

National Health Interview Survey

The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) collects data on alcohol consumption among U.S. adults (including adults aged 18-20 years).

PLACES: Local Data for Better Health

PLACES provides estimates of adult (aged = 18 years) binge drinking prevalence for all counties, census tracts, and ZIP Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs) across the United States.

The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) collects data on alcohol consumption among U.S. adults (including adults aged 18-20 years).

YRBS Explorer

Explore YRBS (Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System) national, state, and local school district data via tables and graphs.

Consumer Costs and Job Impacts from State Alcohol Tax Increases

The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends increasing alcohol taxes based on strong evidence that this can reduce excessive alcohol consumption and related harms. However, questions have been raised about...

Prescription Opioid Misuse and Use of Alcohol and Other Substances Among High School Students in the US, 2019

This August 2020 edition of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) series addresses substance use, including alcohol use, among High School Students using CDC's Youth Risk Behavior Survey.

Preventing Excessive Alcohol Use Fact Sheet

This factsheet about preventing excessive alcohol consumption summarizes recommendations to prevent excessive alcohol use from The Community Preventive Services Task Force and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. It also...

Trends in the Prevalence of Alcohol Use: National YRBS: 1991-2019

This chart, based on the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey, shows the prevalence of current alcohol use by students in grades 9 to 12 from 1991–2019. Percentage of students who...

Underage Drinking Fact Sheet (CDC)

This fact sheet summarizes the prevalence and consequences of underage drinking, including that it is associated with adult drinking. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and...

Mind Matters

The Mind Matters series is a resource for teachers. It includes nine engaging printed materials designed to help students in grades 5 – 8 understand the biological effects of drug...

Adolescent Health

This page focuses on how adolescents develop and the issues they may face as they mature.

College Alcohol-Related Statistics: Prevalence of Alcohol Use

This webpage summarizes annual prevalence data of alcohol use by college students as reflected by SAMHSA's NSDUH report.

Substance Misuse Prevention for Young Adults

This guide supports health care providers, systems, and communities seeking to prevent substance misuse among young adults. It describes relevant research findings, examines emerging and best practices, identifies knowledge gaps...

College Drinking: Prevention Perspectives "Embracing Culture and Context to Prevent Underage Drinking"

This video shows how historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), as well as other institutions that primarily serve students from a distinct background, region, or culture, can create prevention strategies...

Facts on Underage Drinking

This factsheet summarizes current data about underage drinking overall and by gender, race/ethnicity, and age group. It also provides information on health and safety risks associated with underage alcohol use.

Monitoring the Future

Since 1975, the National Institute on Drug Abuse has sponsored the annual Monitoring the Future Survey, which measures drug, alcohol, and cigarette use and related attitudes among adolescent students nationwide.

College Alcohol-Related Statistics: Consequences of Alcohol Use

This webpage lists annual high-risk college drinking consequences includes a concise list of facts outlining the effects of alcohol abuse on college campuses, communities, and students. (National Institute on Alcohol...

Adolescent and School Health: School Connectedness

School connectedness—the belief held by students that adults and peers in the school care about their learning as well as about them as individuals—is an important protective factor. Research has...

Talk. They Hear You.

The “Talk. They Hear You.” campaign aims to reduce underage drinking and substance use among youths under the age of 21 by providing parents and caregivers with information and resources...

Talk to Your Kids about Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drugs

This web page offers tips in English and Spanish on when, how, and why to talk with children about substance use. Information also is provided on steps to take if...

Make a Difference: Talk to Your Child About Alcohol - Parents

This guide is geared to parents and guardians of young people ages 10 to 14. It offers suggestions for better communication between parents and their children, explains the unique risks...

Parenting to Prevent Childhood Alcohol Use

Parents can play an important role in helping their children develop healthy attitudes toward drinking while minimizing their risk of underage drinking. This factsheet describes how parenting styles and other...

Parents—Talk With Your High School Grads About Celebrating Safely

This factsheet describes how simple, important precautionary measures, such as prom-planning involvement and open communication with teens, can make a difference for this memorable occasion. (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse...

Substance Abuse Treatment Locator

This searchable directory of drug and alcohol treatment programs shows the location of facilities around the country that treat alcoholism and alcohol abuse and drug abuse problems. The Locator includes...

NIDA for Teens: The Science Behind Drug Abuse

This website educates adolescents and their parents/teachers on the science behind substance abuse. It contains quizzes, games, and other tools to help clarify the concepts.

Above the Influence

Above the Influence is an interactive drug prevention site for youth. The goal of the site is to help youth be more aware of the influences around them and better...

SAMHSA Store

The SAMHSA Store offers free publications, games, posters, and other resources related to promoting mental health and preventing and treating mental illnesses and substance abuse disorders. Enter “underage drinking” in...

College Drinking: Changing the Culture

This is a one-stop resource for comprehensive research-based information on issues related to alcohol abuse and binge drinking among college students.

Giving a brief intervention in English versus Spanish.

The aim of this study was to determine if a patient’s preferred language of intervention influences drinking outcomes among Mexican-origin young adults in the emergency department. Results indicate no significant...

Adolescents’ experiences with alcohol use and expectations about peer use affect drinking onset.

Researchers analyzed data from a longitudinal survey of adolescent substance use and health behaviors. They found interacting effects, within individuals, of early initiation, alcohol outcome experiences, and perceived social norms. ...

Examining resources to prevent underage drinking from a social ecological perspective

Adolescent and college underage drinking are significant public health problems both on their own and together. It is important for prevention professionals to understand and help prevent the development of...

Social stress and alcohol initiation in adolescent girls

Social stress may be an important factor that influences adolescent alcohol use; however, most studies looking at social stress and alcohol have been limited by reliance on self-report. This current...

Identifying risk and protective factors to prevent alcohol use during tailgating

Tailgating before college football games can be a common site of alcohol use. Understanding what contributes to alcohol use at these events may highlight opportunities for prevention. The context and...

Party music is associated with riskier drinking decisions by young adult women

In this study, researchers sought to answer whether listening to personal party music would influence risky drinking decisions by young adult women (relative to risky food decisions), over and above listening...

Alcohol and marijuana use predicted sexual intercourse in truant adolescents

Researchers studied data from a group of at-risk, truant adolescents to understand the influence of alcohol and marijuana use on the odds of engaging in sexual intercourse on a given...

Age 21 Minimum Legal Drinking Age Fact Sheet

This CDC fact sheet describes the history of the age 21 minimum legal purchase age and how this policy has saved lives.

CDC Alcohol Portal

This portal provides data, statistics, and information about excessive alcohol use.

College Alcohol Risk Assessment Guide: Environmental Approaches to Prevention

This guide is designed to help college administrators identify factors within the campus environment that contribute to alcohol-related problems.

Current and Binge Drinking Among High School Students - United States, 1991-2015

This study, conducted by the CDC, found that despite progress, current and binge drinking are common among high school students, and many students who binge drink do so at high...

Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center

This new Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center aims to provide communities, clinicians, policy-makers and others in the field with the information and tools they need to incorporate evidence-based practices into their...

Excessive Alcohol Use: Preventing a Leading Risk for Death, Disease, and Injury

This fact sheet summarizes statistics about excessive alcohol use, including binge and underage drinking, as a public health problem and steps being taken by CDC to address this problem. (Centers...

We Don't Serve Teens

Recognizing that most youth ages 12 to 20 who drink obtain access to alcohol for free (from family or friends, or by taking it without permission from their home or...

NIAAA Alcohol Treatment Navigator

The Navigator helps adults find alcohol treatment for themselves or an adult loved one, as well as healthcare professionals and faith leaders who often see people in need. Included are...

Alcohol Treatment and Physical Distancing

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism's (NIAAA) Alcohol Treatment and Physical Distancing resource outlines tips and methods of treatment during uncertain times.

Alcohol's Effect on Health: NIAAA brochures and fact sheets

This webpage provides links to NIAAA products, publications, and information about alcohol basics for the public, as well as information for special populations.

Understanding the Dangers of Alcohol Overdose

NIAAA's Understanding the Dangers of Alcohol Overdose fact sheet defines alcohol overdose and explains how to identify one. It also illustrates the measurement of a standard drink in the United...

NIDA for Teens: Alcohol

This NIDA fact sheet gives teens science-based information on alcohol use disorder, affects of alcohol use on the teen brain, alcohol affects on the body, blackouts, alcohol overdose and more.

NIDA for Teens

The National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens’ (NIDA Teens) Drug Facts for Students page provides in-depth information on prescription drugs, opioids, and alcohol.

Surgeon General's Call to Action To Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking

Trends in the Prevalence of Behaviors that Contribute to Unintentional Injury: National YRBS: 1991-2019

This chart, based on the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Surveys from 1991–2019, compares the percentage of students in grades 9 to 12 who rode with a driver who had been...

Underage Drinking Fact Sheet (NIAAA)

Alcohol is the most widely used substance among America’s youth, and drinking by young people poses enormous health and safety risks. Not only are adolescents at increased risk of injuries...

Vital Signs: Alcohol-Exposed Pregnancies — United States, 2011–2013

This February 2016 edition of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Vital Signs series addresses the risks associated with drinking during pregnancy.

Alcohol and Caffeine Fact Sheet

This CDC fact sheet discusses the risks of mixing alcohol and caffeine and the policy history of the availability of caffeinated alcoholic beverages (CABs).

Alcohol Use and Your Health

This CDC printable fact sheet defines excessive drinking and summarizes the short- and long-term risks of excessive alcohol use.

Dietary Guidelines for Alcohol Fact Sheet

This CDC fact sheet describes the Dietary Guidelines for Americans on alcohol consumption, and discusses moderate alcohol consumption.

Excessive Alcohol Use and Men's Health Fact Sheet

This CDC fact sheet discusses the effects of excessive alcohol consumption on men's health, and provides data & risks specific to males.

National Health Interview Survey

The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) collects data on alcohol consumption among U.S. adults (including adults aged 18-20 years).

PLACES: Local Data for Better Health

PLACES provides estimates of adult (aged = 18 years) binge drinking prevalence for all counties, census tracts, and ZIP Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs) across the United States.

The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) collects data on alcohol consumption among U.S. adults (including adults aged 18-20 years).

YRBS Explorer

Explore YRBS (Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System) national, state, and local school district data via tables and graphs.

Consumer Costs and Job Impacts from State Alcohol Tax Increases

The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends increasing alcohol taxes based on strong evidence that this can reduce excessive alcohol consumption and related harms. However, questions have been raised about...

Prescription Opioid Misuse and Use of Alcohol and Other Substances Among High School Students in the US, 2019

This August 2020 edition of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) series addresses substance use, including alcohol use, among High School Students using CDC's Youth Risk Behavior Survey.

Preventing Excessive Alcohol Use Fact Sheet

This factsheet about preventing excessive alcohol consumption summarizes recommendations to prevent excessive alcohol use from The Community Preventive Services Task Force and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. It also...

Trends in the Prevalence of Alcohol Use: National YRBS: 1991-2019

This chart, based on the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey, shows the prevalence of current alcohol use by students in grades 9 to 12 from 1991–2019. Percentage of students who...

Underage Drinking Fact Sheet (CDC)

This fact sheet summarizes the prevalence and consequences of underage drinking, including that it is associated with adult drinking. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and...

Mind Matters

The Mind Matters series is a resource for teachers. It includes nine engaging printed materials designed to help students in grades 5 – 8 understand the biological effects of drug...

Adolescent Health

This page focuses on how adolescents develop and the issues they may face as they mature.

College Alcohol-Related Statistics: Prevalence of Alcohol Use

This webpage summarizes annual prevalence data of alcohol use by college students as reflected by SAMHSA's NSDUH report.

Substance Misuse Prevention for Young Adults

This guide supports health care providers, systems, and communities seeking to prevent substance misuse among young adults. It describes relevant research findings, examines emerging and best practices, identifies knowledge gaps...

College Drinking: Prevention Perspectives "Embracing Culture and Context to Prevent Underage Drinking"

This video shows how historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), as well as other institutions that primarily serve students from a distinct background, region, or culture, can create prevention strategies...

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