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Underage Drinking: Not Your Child?

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Most 12- to 17-year-olds do not drink, but the percentage who use alcohol and report drunkenness increases by grade. Having a friend who drinks is an early warning sign that strongly predicts your child’s future drinking level.1

An infographic bar chart, titled “Past-Month Alcohol Use and Drunkenness Reported by 8th-, 10th-, and 12th-Grade Students2,” shows the following: At 8th grade, alcohol use is 10.2% and drunkenness is 3.5%. At 10th grade, alcohol use is 25.7% and drunkenness is 12.8%. At 12th grade, alcohol use is 39.2% and drunkenness is 26%.

Get informed. Get involved. Help prevent drinking.

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The footnotes are as follows:
1 http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/Practitioner/YouthGuide/YouthGuide.pdf
2 http://www.monitoringthefuture.org//pubs/monographs/mtf-overview2013.pdf

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