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Underage drinking is a serious public health problem that affects an entire community.
Therefore, each segment of the community has a specific role in its prevention:
- Businesses in the community
have the critical task of preventing youth access to alcohol and ensuring that marketing
of alcohol is directed only to those over age 21;
organizations have a unique opportunity to help youth build strong beliefs that
can deter them from illegal underage alcohol use;
- Educators can use their position
in the community to help educate youth and families about underage drinking and
- Parents/caregivers can have
the biggest influence on youth in helping them decide against underage drinking; and
- The majority of youth do not use
alcohol and can help their peers make the same healthy and responsible choice.