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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.

Trends in the Prevalence of Alcohol Use National YRBS: 1991-2011

This chart from the 2009 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey shows the prevalence of alcohol use by students in grades 9 to 12 from 1991 to 2009.

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...

NACE Video

Critical Dialogue with Native Youth about Underage Drinking: Our Culture is Prevention features Native teens as they describe the pressures they face to drink, their reasons for declining to do...

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...

Alcohol and Public Health: Fact Sheets: Age 21 Minimum Legal Drinking Age

This fact sheet summarizes statistics about the prevalence and consequences of underage drinking. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; August 2018)...

Alcohol Poisoning Deaths

This January 2015 edition of the CDC Vital Signs series addresses alchohol poisoning, the deadly consequence of binge drinking.

AlcoholFX: A Reach Out Now Mobile Application - YouTube video

Binge Drinking: A Serious, Under-Recognized Problem Among Women and Girls

This January 2015 edition of the CDC Vital Signs series addresses Binge Drinking among women and girls. Binge drinking is a dangerous behavior but is not widely recognized as a...

College Drinking Fact Sheet

This fact sheet outlines the consequences of harmful and underage college drinking, factors affectingstudent drinking, and strategies for addressing college drinking. (National Institute on Alcohol Abuseand Alcoholism; 2017)...

Prevention as They Grow: Underage Drinking Prevention From Early Childhood to Young Adulthood Workshop

This workshop addresses underage drinking prevention from a developmental perspective. Speakers discuss their research regarding fundamental developmental needs and milestones from early childhood to young adulthood in the context of...

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...

College Drinking: Prevention Perspectives: Lessons Learned at Frostburg State University

The College Drinking: Prevention Perspectives video series is a new resource that showcases underage drinking prevention strategies on and around college campuses across the nation. The first video in this series, Lessons Learned...

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...

2012 Talk. They Hear You Campaign Annual Report

Talk. They Hear You seeks to increase parents’ and caregivers’ awareness of the prevalence and risk of underage drinking and other substance use; and equip them with resources. (149)...

2014 Talk. They Hear You Campaign Annual Report

Talk. They Hear You seeks to increase parents’ and caregivers’ awareness of the prevalence and risk of underage drinking and other substance use; and equip them with resources. (149)...

2015 Talk. They Hear You Campaign Annual Report

Talk. They Hear You seeks to increase parents’ and caregivers’ awareness of the prevalence and risk of underage drinking and other substance use; and equip them with resources. (149)...

2016 Talk. They Hear You Campaign Annual Report

Talk. They Hear You seeks to increase parents’ and caregivers’ awareness of the prevalence and risk of underage drinking and other substance use; and equip them with resources. (149)...

2017 Talk. They Hear You Campaign Annual Report

Talk. They Hear You seeks to increase parents’ and caregivers’ awareness of the prevalence and risk of underage drinking and other substance use; and equip them with resources. (149)...

2018 Talk. They Hear You Campaign Annual Report

Talk. They Hear You seeks to increase parents’ and caregivers’ awareness of the prevalence and risk of underage drinking and other substance use; and equip them with resources. (149)...

2019 Talk. They Hear You Campaign Annual Report

Talk. They Hear You seeks to increase parents’ and caregivers’ awareness of the prevalence and risk of underage drinking and other substance use; and equip them with resources. (149)...

2020 Talk. They Hear You Campaign Annual Report

Talk. They Hear You seeks to increase parents’ and caregivers’ awareness of the prevalence and risk of underage drinking and other substance use; and equip them with resources. (149)...

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.

Trends in the Prevalence of Alcohol Use National YRBS: 1991-2011

This chart from the 2009 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey shows the prevalence of alcohol use by students in grades 9 to 12 from 1991 to 2009.

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...

NACE Video

Critical Dialogue with Native Youth about Underage Drinking: Our Culture is Prevention features Native teens as they describe the pressures they face to drink, their reasons for declining to do...

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...

Alcohol and Public Health: Fact Sheets: Age 21 Minimum Legal Drinking Age

This fact sheet summarizes statistics about the prevalence and consequences of underage drinking. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; August 2018)...

Alcohol Poisoning Deaths

This January 2015 edition of the CDC Vital Signs series addresses alchohol poisoning, the deadly consequence of binge drinking.

AlcoholFX: A Reach Out Now Mobile Application - YouTube video

Binge Drinking: A Serious, Under-Recognized Problem Among Women and Girls

This January 2015 edition of the CDC Vital Signs series addresses Binge Drinking among women and girls. Binge drinking is a dangerous behavior but is not widely recognized as a...

College Drinking Fact Sheet

This fact sheet outlines the consequences of harmful and underage college drinking, factors affectingstudent drinking, and strategies for addressing college drinking. (National Institute on Alcohol Abuseand Alcoholism; 2017)...

Prevention as They Grow: Underage Drinking Prevention From Early Childhood to Young Adulthood Workshop

This workshop addresses underage drinking prevention from a developmental perspective. Speakers discuss their research regarding fundamental developmental needs and milestones from early childhood to young adulthood in the context of...

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...

College Drinking: Prevention Perspectives: Lessons Learned at Frostburg State University

The College Drinking: Prevention Perspectives video series is a new resource that showcases underage drinking prevention strategies on and around college campuses across the nation. The first video in this series, Lessons Learned...

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...

2012 Talk. They Hear You Campaign Annual Report

Talk. They Hear You seeks to increase parents’ and caregivers’ awareness of the prevalence and risk of underage drinking and other substance use; and equip them with resources. (149)...

2014 Talk. They Hear You Campaign Annual Report

Talk. They Hear You seeks to increase parents’ and caregivers’ awareness of the prevalence and risk of underage drinking and other substance use; and equip them with resources. (149)...

2015 Talk. They Hear You Campaign Annual Report

Talk. They Hear You seeks to increase parents’ and caregivers’ awareness of the prevalence and risk of underage drinking and other substance use; and equip them with resources. (149)...

2016 Talk. They Hear You Campaign Annual Report

Talk. They Hear You seeks to increase parents’ and caregivers’ awareness of the prevalence and risk of underage drinking and other substance use; and equip them with resources. (149)...

2017 Talk. They Hear You Campaign Annual Report

Talk. They Hear You seeks to increase parents’ and caregivers’ awareness of the prevalence and risk of underage drinking and other substance use; and equip them with resources. (149)...

2018 Talk. They Hear You Campaign Annual Report

Talk. They Hear You seeks to increase parents’ and caregivers’ awareness of the prevalence and risk of underage drinking and other substance use; and equip them with resources. (149)...

2019 Talk. They Hear You Campaign Annual Report

Talk. They Hear You seeks to increase parents’ and caregivers’ awareness of the prevalence and risk of underage drinking and other substance use; and equip them with resources. (149)...

2020 Talk. They Hear You Campaign Annual Report

Talk. They Hear You seeks to increase parents’ and caregivers’ awareness of the prevalence and risk of underage drinking and other substance use; and equip them with resources. (149)...

Resources

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.

National Survey on Drug Use and Health

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health provides national and state-level data on the use of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs (including nonmedical use of prescription drugs) and mental...

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors priority health-risk behaviors and the prevalence of obesity and asthma among youth and young adults. The...

Youth Online

Youth Online, a service of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, lets you analyze national, state, and local Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System data from 1991 to 2009. Data...

A Snapshot of Annual High-Risk College Drinking Consequences

This snapshot of 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...

2011: National Estimates of Drug-Related Emergency Department Visits

This publication presents national estimates of drug-related visits to hospital emergency departments for 2011, based on data from the Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN). Also presented are comparisons of 2011...

Emergency Department Visits Involving Underage Alcohol Misuse: 2010 to 2013

This short report uses data from the AHRQ Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (HCUP-NEDS) to assess the prevalence of underage alcohol misuse–related emergency department (ED) visits.

Easy Access to FBI Arrest Statistics

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention provides a database of arrest statistics for 1994–2007, by offense, and for adults, juveniles, or all ages. Arrest statistics for youth ages...

Traffic Safety Facts: Alcohol-Impaired Driving: Fatal Crashes and Fatalities Involving Alcohol-Impaired Drivers

This factsheet, using 2008 data, summarizes alcohol-related fatalities, including those in which drivers were ages 16 to 20 years old. (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation; no...

Brain Power! Challenge: Grades 6-9

This module focuses on how two drugs, nicotine and alcohol, change the functioning of the brain and body. The goal of this module is to help students understand that although...

Talk. They Hear You.

This media campaign is designed to help prevent underage drinking among children ages 9 to 15 by providing their parents and caregivers with the resources they need to properly address...

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...

Juvenile Justice Bulletin: Substance Use and Delinquent Behavior Among Serious Adolescent Offenders

This bulletin describes what is known about the relationships among adolescent substance use, criminal activity, and treatment, based on current research and data from Pathways to Desistance, an Office of...

College Drinking: Changing the Culture

It supports the goals of the task force, which include (1) providing research-based information about the nature and extent of dangerous drinking to high school and college administrators, students, parents,...

Alcohol Policy Information System (APIS)

The Alcohol Policy Information System (APIS) provides detailed information on a wide variety of alcohol-related policies in the United States at both State and Federal levels. Detailed state-by-state information also...

Study finds tens of millions of Americans drink alcohol at dangerously high levels

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism edits and produces a biannual journal called Alcohol Research: Current Reviews that publishes scientific reviews on a single topic related to alcohol.

How COVID-19 affects people using substances

The COVID-19 pandemic presents unique challenges for persons facing substance misuse. In an editorial article, Dr. Nora Volkow, the Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, discusses three unique...

2015 Health Related Behavior (HRB) Survey: Active Duty Service Members

This U.S. Department of Defense survey contains items about diet; exercise; drug, alcohol, and tobacco use; gender-specific issues; oral health; safety; and deployment.

Alcohol and Drug Combinations Are More Likely to Have a Serious Outcome Than Alcohol Alone in Emergency Department Visits Involving Underage Drinking

This Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) spotlight looks at the outcomes of emergency department visits that involve underage drinking in 2011.

Alcohol Portal

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

AlcoholFX web page

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

Binge Drinking: Nationwide Problems, Local Solutions

This January 2012 edition of the CDC Vital Signs series addresses Binge Drinking throughout the US. New estimates show that binge drinking* is a bigger problem than previously thought; binge...

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 May 2017 edition of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report ( MMWR) series addresses excessive drinking among High School Students.

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. More...

We Don't Serve Teens Program Web Site

This website provides parents, retailers, law enforcement, and others with tools and information, in English and in Spanish, to reduce teen drinking and related harm by reducing their easy access...

Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health.

The 2016 Surgeon General's Report is the first report to be dedicated to substance misuse and related disorders.

HealthyPeople.gov

Indian Health Service (IHS)

The Indian Health Service (IHS) is responsible for providing federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). IHS is the principal federal healthcare provider and health advocate for...

National Institutes of Health / National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism's

The National Institutes of Health / National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism's mission is to generate and disseminate fundamental knowledge about the effects of alcohol on health and well-being,...

National Institutes of Health / National Institute on Drug Abuse's (NIDA)

The National Institutes of Health / National Institute on Drug Abuse's (NIDA) mission is to advance science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction and to apply...

National Teen Driver Safety Week

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation...

NIAAA Spectrum

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) NIAAA Spectrum is a triannual webzine with feature articles, short news updates, and colorful graphics about NIAAA and the alcohol research...

NIAAA's brochures and fact sheets

NIAAA's fact sheet on 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 Teens

The trusted source for science-based information on teen drug use and its effects.

NIDA Teens' Drug Facts for Students page

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.

Report to Congress on the Prevention and Reduction of Underage Drinking

This report presents statistics on the nature and extent of underage drinking in the United States. It also discusses the role of the federal government in preventing and reducing underage...

SAMHSA Short Reports on Underage Drinking

SAMHSA’s AlcoholFX app

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

NSDUH Data Review: Risk and Protective Factors and Initiation of Substance Use: Results From the 2016National Survey on Drug Use and Health

This report uses NSDUH data to assess changes in people’s perceptions of great risk of harm associatedwith alcohol and other drug use and the perceived availability of substances. Trends are...

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Short Reports on Underage Drinking

The NSDUH Report: State Estimates of Underage Alcohol Use and Self-Purchase of Alcohol: 2008 to 2010

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), conducted annually by SAMHSA, provides nationaland state-level data on the use of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs (including nonmedical use of...

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

Surveillance Report #107: Trends in underage drinking in the United States: 1991-2015

This report is one of a series of reports that monitor trends in alcohol consumption and alcohol-relatedmorbidity and mortality. It is intended to be useful to researchers, planners, policymakers, and...

Teen Driving page of NHTSA.gov

The Teen Driving page of NHTSA.govexternal link disclaimer contains information on States' driver licensing requirements for teens as well as ideas and resources to help parents set ground rules for...

That Guy Web Site

The 2015 DoD survey of health-related behaviors reported that, in general, higher percentages of problematic drinkers were found among junior enlisted members, although the percentage of hazardous or disordered drinkers...

The CBHSQ Report: A Day in the Life of Young Adults: Substance Use Facts

This issue of The CBHSQ Report presents facts about young adults' substance use, including informationon the initiation of substance use, past year substance use, emergency department visits, and receiptof substance...

The NSDUH Report: Monthly Variation in Substance Use Initiation Among Adolescents

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), conducted annually by SAMHSA, provides nationaland state-level data on the use of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs (including nonmedical use of...

The NSDUH Report: Monthly Variation in Substance Use Initiation Amoung Full-Time College Students

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), conducted annually by SAMHSA, provides nationaland state-level data on the use of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs (including nonmedical use of...

The NSDUH Report: Substance Use Among 12th Grade Aged Youths, by Dropout Status

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), conducted annually by SAMHSA, provides nationaland state-level data on the use of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs (including nonmedical use of...

The NSDUH Report: Underage Binge Alcohol Use Varies Within and Across States

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), conducted annually by SAMHSA, provides nationaland state-level data on the use of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs (including nonmedical use of...

Trends in the Prevalence of Alcohol Use: National YRBS: 1991-2015

This chart, based on the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Surveys from 1991–2017, compares the percentageof students in grades 9 to 12 who rode with a driver who had been drinking...

Trends in the Prevalence of Behaviors that Contribute to Unintentional Injury: National YRBS: 1991-2017

This chart, based on the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey, shows the prevalence of current, binge,and lifetime alcohol use by students in grades 9 to 12 from 1991–2015. Percentage of...

Underage Drinking

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...

Underage Drinking & Driving: the Ultimate Party Foul

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health–Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion / Office of Population Affairs...

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

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

The NSDUH Report: Trends in Exposure to Substance Use Prevention Messages among Adolescents

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), conducted annually by SAMHSA, provides nationaland state-level data on the use of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs (including nonmedical use of...

Webcast: Communities Talk: Planning a Successful 2016 Town Hall Meeting

This live-recorded webcast discusses how SAMHSA grantees, colleges and universities, and members of community-based organizations involved in substance abuse prevention can participate in the Communities Talk: Town Hall Meetings to...

Youth Online (Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System)

The YRBSS monitors priority health-risk behaviors and the prevalence of obesity and asthma among youth and young adults. The YRBSS includes the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), a national school-based...

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.

National Survey on Drug Use and Health

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health provides national and state-level data on the use of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs (including nonmedical use of prescription drugs) and mental...

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors priority health-risk behaviors and the prevalence of obesity and asthma among youth and young adults. The...

Youth Online

Youth Online, a service of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, lets you analyze national, state, and local Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System data from 1991 to 2009. Data...

A Snapshot of Annual High-Risk College Drinking Consequences

This snapshot of 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...

2011: National Estimates of Drug-Related Emergency Department Visits

This publication presents national estimates of drug-related visits to hospital emergency departments for 2011, based on data from the Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN). Also presented are comparisons of 2011...

Emergency Department Visits Involving Underage Alcohol Misuse: 2010 to 2013

This short report uses data from the AHRQ Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (HCUP-NEDS) to assess the prevalence of underage alcohol misuse–related emergency department (ED) visits.

Easy Access to FBI Arrest Statistics

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention provides a database of arrest statistics for 1994–2007, by offense, and for adults, juveniles, or all ages. Arrest statistics for youth ages...

Traffic Safety Facts: Alcohol-Impaired Driving: Fatal Crashes and Fatalities Involving Alcohol-Impaired Drivers

This factsheet, using 2008 data, summarizes alcohol-related fatalities, including those in which drivers were ages 16 to 20 years old. (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation; no...

Brain Power! Challenge: Grades 6-9

This module focuses on how two drugs, nicotine and alcohol, change the functioning of the brain and body. The goal of this module is to help students understand that although...

Talk. They Hear You.

This media campaign is designed to help prevent underage drinking among children ages 9 to 15 by providing their parents and caregivers with the resources they need to properly address...

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...

Juvenile Justice Bulletin: Substance Use and Delinquent Behavior Among Serious Adolescent Offenders

This bulletin describes what is known about the relationships among adolescent substance use, criminal activity, and treatment, based on current research and data from Pathways to Desistance, an Office of...

College Drinking: Changing the Culture

It supports the goals of the task force, which include (1) providing research-based information about the nature and extent of dangerous drinking to high school and college administrators, students, parents,...

Alcohol Policy Information System (APIS)

The Alcohol Policy Information System (APIS) provides detailed information on a wide variety of alcohol-related policies in the United States at both State and Federal levels. Detailed state-by-state information also...

Study finds tens of millions of Americans drink alcohol at dangerously high levels

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism edits and produces a biannual journal called Alcohol Research: Current Reviews that publishes scientific reviews on a single topic related to alcohol.

How COVID-19 affects people using substances

The COVID-19 pandemic presents unique challenges for persons facing substance misuse. In an editorial article, Dr. Nora Volkow, the Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, discusses three unique...

2015 Health Related Behavior (HRB) Survey: Active Duty Service Members

This U.S. Department of Defense survey contains items about diet; exercise; drug, alcohol, and tobacco use; gender-specific issues; oral health; safety; and deployment.

Alcohol and Drug Combinations Are More Likely to Have a Serious Outcome Than Alcohol Alone in Emergency Department Visits Involving Underage Drinking

This Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) spotlight looks at the outcomes of emergency department visits that involve underage drinking in 2011.

Alcohol Portal

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

AlcoholFX web page

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

Binge Drinking: Nationwide Problems, Local Solutions

This January 2012 edition of the CDC Vital Signs series addresses Binge Drinking throughout the US. New estimates show that binge drinking* is a bigger problem than previously thought; binge...

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 May 2017 edition of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report ( MMWR) series addresses excessive drinking among High School Students.

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. More...

We Don't Serve Teens Program Web Site

This website provides parents, retailers, law enforcement, and others with tools and information, in English and in Spanish, to reduce teen drinking and related harm by reducing their easy access...

Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health.

The 2016 Surgeon General's Report is the first report to be dedicated to substance misuse and related disorders.

HealthyPeople.gov

Indian Health Service (IHS)

The Indian Health Service (IHS) is responsible for providing federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). IHS is the principal federal healthcare provider and health advocate for...

National Institutes of Health / National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism's

The National Institutes of Health / National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism's mission is to generate and disseminate fundamental knowledge about the effects of alcohol on health and well-being,...

National Institutes of Health / National Institute on Drug Abuse's (NIDA)

The National Institutes of Health / National Institute on Drug Abuse's (NIDA) mission is to advance science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction and to apply...

National Teen Driver Safety Week

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation...

NIAAA Spectrum

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) NIAAA Spectrum is a triannual webzine with feature articles, short news updates, and colorful graphics about NIAAA and the alcohol research...

NIAAA's brochures and fact sheets

NIAAA's fact sheet on 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 Teens

The trusted source for science-based information on teen drug use and its effects.

NIDA Teens' Drug Facts for Students page

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.

Report to Congress on the Prevention and Reduction of Underage Drinking

This report presents statistics on the nature and extent of underage drinking in the United States. It also discusses the role of the federal government in preventing and reducing underage...

SAMHSA Short Reports on Underage Drinking

SAMHSA’s AlcoholFX app

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

NSDUH Data Review: Risk and Protective Factors and Initiation of Substance Use: Results From the 2016National Survey on Drug Use and Health

This report uses NSDUH data to assess changes in people’s perceptions of great risk of harm associatedwith alcohol and other drug use and the perceived availability of substances. Trends are...

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Short Reports on Underage Drinking

The NSDUH Report: State Estimates of Underage Alcohol Use and Self-Purchase of Alcohol: 2008 to 2010

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), conducted annually by SAMHSA, provides nationaland state-level data on the use of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs (including nonmedical use of...

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

Surveillance Report #107: Trends in underage drinking in the United States: 1991-2015

This report is one of a series of reports that monitor trends in alcohol consumption and alcohol-relatedmorbidity and mortality. It is intended to be useful to researchers, planners, policymakers, and...

Teen Driving page of NHTSA.gov

The Teen Driving page of NHTSA.govexternal link disclaimer contains information on States' driver licensing requirements for teens as well as ideas and resources to help parents set ground rules for...

That Guy Web Site

The 2015 DoD survey of health-related behaviors reported that, in general, higher percentages of problematic drinkers were found among junior enlisted members, although the percentage of hazardous or disordered drinkers...

The CBHSQ Report: A Day in the Life of Young Adults: Substance Use Facts

This issue of The CBHSQ Report presents facts about young adults' substance use, including informationon the initiation of substance use, past year substance use, emergency department visits, and receiptof substance...

The NSDUH Report: Monthly Variation in Substance Use Initiation Among Adolescents

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), conducted annually by SAMHSA, provides nationaland state-level data on the use of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs (including nonmedical use of...

The NSDUH Report: Monthly Variation in Substance Use Initiation Amoung Full-Time College Students

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), conducted annually by SAMHSA, provides nationaland state-level data on the use of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs (including nonmedical use of...

The NSDUH Report: Substance Use Among 12th Grade Aged Youths, by Dropout Status

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), conducted annually by SAMHSA, provides nationaland state-level data on the use of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs (including nonmedical use of...

The NSDUH Report: Underage Binge Alcohol Use Varies Within and Across States

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), conducted annually by SAMHSA, provides nationaland state-level data on the use of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs (including nonmedical use of...

Trends in the Prevalence of Alcohol Use: National YRBS: 1991-2015

This chart, based on the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Surveys from 1991–2017, compares the percentageof students in grades 9 to 12 who rode with a driver who had been drinking...

Trends in the Prevalence of Behaviors that Contribute to Unintentional Injury: National YRBS: 1991-2017

This chart, based on the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey, shows the prevalence of current, binge,and lifetime alcohol use by students in grades 9 to 12 from 1991–2015. Percentage of...

Underage Drinking

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...

Underage Drinking & Driving: the Ultimate Party Foul

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health–Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion / Office of Population Affairs...

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

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

The NSDUH Report: Trends in Exposure to Substance Use Prevention Messages among Adolescents

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), conducted annually by SAMHSA, provides nationaland state-level data on the use of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs (including nonmedical use of...

Webcast: Communities Talk: Planning a Successful 2016 Town Hall Meeting

This live-recorded webcast discusses how SAMHSA grantees, colleges and universities, and members of community-based organizations involved in substance abuse prevention can participate in the Communities Talk: Town Hall Meetings to...

Youth Online (Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System)

The YRBSS monitors priority health-risk behaviors and the prevalence of obesity and asthma among youth and young adults. The YRBSS includes the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), a national school-based...

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