Does it matter?
Underage drinking has been around as long as alcohol, but does it really matter?
Aside from being illegal, does underage drinking really have an impact on our kids?
Here are some facts; YOU DECIDE…
56% of alcoholics stated their first drink was just to “try it out.”
Drinking lowers inhibitions, resulting in other activities including driving under the influence, increased sexual activity, increased “date rape,” and increased utilization of other drugs.
25% of teens have attended a party where alcohol was served in the last two months.
Every day, 5,400 people under the age of 16 have their first drink.Studies reveal that adolescent alcohol consumption may result in brain damage and impairs intellectual ability while children who drink by 7th grade report academic problems, substance abuse, and delinquent behavior.