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First-time alcohol use by 12- to 17-year-olds peaks in December, June, and July. The infographic, titled “UNDERAGE DRINKING SNOWBALLS DURING DECEMBER.”, uses a graph to depict the number of new alcohol users between the ages of 12 and 17 from January through December. The text displayed reads, “On an average December day, nearly 11,500 12- to 17-year-olds start drinking alcohol. The number of new users per day reaches similar peaks in June and July. For most other months, the average is between 5,000 and 8,000 new users per day.”
The graph displayed is titled “Number of adolescents using alcohol for the first time on an average day, by month (2002–2012).” This bar chart shows the number of adolescents first using alcohol on an average day, by month: 9,556 in January; 4,940 in February; 5,492 in March; 5,415 in April; 5,892 in May; 11,123 in June; 11,598 in July; 7,982 in August; 6,148 in September; 6,524 in October; 7,337 in November; and 11,432 in December.
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The text displayed reads, “Put a CHILL on underage drinking. TALK with your kids about the consequences. http://www.underagedrinking.samhsa.gov”
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The data used in “UNDERAGE DRINKING SNOWBALLS DURING DECEMBER.” can be found at http://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/NSDUH080/NSDUH080/SR080InitiationSubstanceUse2012.htm.