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Underage Drinking Can Detour Academic Success

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Underage Drinking Can Detour Academic Success

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The infographic shows that underage drinking can hinder academic success. Text at the top of the page reads, “Underage Drinking Can Detour Academic Success.”

At the bottom of the page is an image of a “CAUTION: Drinking Affects Student Performance at Every Level” sign. A road leads from the sign to a school building at the top of the page. A school bus is travelling along the road.

An image of a graduation cap and a diploma is above the text “59% OF COLLEGE STUDENTS DRINK (AGES 18–22).1 1 out of 4 college students missed a class and 1 out of 5 did poorly on a test or project due to alcohol use.2

An image of a book with an F on the cover is above the text “23% OF SR. HIGH STUDENTS DRINK (AGES 16–17).1 Students who binge drink (5+ drinks/occasion) are 3 times more likely than those who don't to get mostly Ds and Fs on their report cards.3

An image of school books is above the text “10% OF JR. HIGH STUDENTS DRINK (AGES 14–15).1 Nearly 1 million youth under age 15 start drinking each year.4

An image of a brain is above the text “2% OF MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS DRINK (AGES 12–13).1 Alcohol harms the developing brain and affects learning.5

An image of a teddy bear is above the text “Preschool/Elementary School. Behavioral problems can increase risk of alcohol use in later years.6

Text at bottom of page:
Logo of SAMHSA.

The text displayed reads, “Help prevent underage drinking.


The footnotes are as follows:
1 http://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/NSDUHresultsPDFWHTML2013/Web/NSDUHresults2013.pdf
2 http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/alcohol-health/special-populations-co-occurring-disorders/college-drinking
3 http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss5905a1.htm
4 http://store.samhsa.gov/product/Report-to-Congress-on-the-Prevention-and-Reduction-of-Underage-Drinking-2012/PEP12-RTCUAD
5 http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/aa59.htm
6 http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/121/Supplement_4/S252.full

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