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The research and resources found on this site were produced within the past 5 years by the 15 federal agencies that are members of the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking (ICCPUD). Use the filters on the left to find current information on the complex causes and consequences of underage drinking as well as effective prevention, intervention, and treatment approaches. You also may search by audience to find out more about the role of different groups in protecting young people from early alcohol use and promoting their overall health and well-being.

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Many people who misuse prescription opioids also binge drink

Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sought to understand the relationship between binge drinking and prescription opioid misuse. They used the National Survey on Drug Use and Health and found that 3.5 percent of binge drinkers misused opioids, compared to 1.6 percent of all people ages 12 and older. This finding means more than half of everyone who misused prescription opioids from 2012 to 2014 also binge drank. 

The article, “Binge Drinking and Prescription Opioid Misuse in the U.S., 2012-2014,” was funded by CDC. It was published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine.

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 day. They collected information on the daily behavior of this group and found that both alcohol and marijuana use significantly increased the odds of engaging in sexual intercourse on the same day as the substance use. Their results show a connection between these separate risk behaviors.

The article, “Marijuana use, alcohol use, and sexual intercourse among truant adolescents,” was funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. It was published in the journal, Substance Abuse.


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