Underage Drinking refers to the consumption of alcoholic drinks by minors.
The Foundation for Advanced Alcohol Responsibility is committed to helping parents and educators raise smart decision-makers, provide the tools to end drunk driving, and help yourself and those around you make a lifetime of responsible alcohol choices. The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility also provides information on how to talk to teens and adolescence about underage drinking.
Founded by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to protect families from drunk driving, drugged driving and underage drinking. MADD also supports drunk and drugged driving victims and survivors at no charge through local MADD victim advocates and our 24-Hour Victim Helpline 1-877-MADD-HELP.
Every day youth are bombarded with mixed messages about drugs and alcohol – that they’re cool and that everybody who’s cool is using them. We believe it’s time for a new social norm – one that empowers youth to find what they truly love to do –activities that inspire them to turn their back on drugs and alcohol, to establish their true identities, and to influence their peers to live a drug-free life. It’s time to live life on a natural high.
We know that underage drinking and driving isn’t going to stop with just one person’s efforts. It’s going to take an entire community — citizens, leaders, parents, and teens working together. It’s going to take everyone facing the real issues. It’s going to take parents. It’s going to take youth leaders. It’s going to take YOU!
NIDA for Teens is a project of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This site is organized to help you find what you are looking for, whether you are a teen, middle or high school teacher, or parent. The purpose of this site is to facilitate learning about the effects of drug use on the brain, body, and lives of teens.
Partnership for Drug-Free Kids is the go-to organization for families addressing every aspect of substance use and addiction, from prevention to recovery. Partnership for Drug-Free Kids empowers parents and caregivers with support and guidance using the latest science-based information, research and advance effective prevention and treatment strategies. Partnership for Drug-Free Kids advocates for lifesaving policy changes and aspires to change the national conversation around addiction so that no one will feel alone or ashamed to seek help, and everyone has access to the care they need and deserve.
You may know some teens who drink. You may even have tried it yourself. But the truth is three out of four teens don’t drink. That means the majority is staying alcohol free until 21! Learn the truth about teens and alcohol.
Students Against Destructive Decisions is accomplished by creating, equipping, and sustaining a network of student-run chapters in schools and communities focused on peer-to-peer education. SADD fosters a sense of belonging and promotes resiliency, leadership, and advocacy skills so that young people make positive life decisions that will carry them throughout life.
SAMHSA’s underage drinking prevention campaign helps parents and caregivers start talking to their children early about the dangers of alcohol. The “Talk. They Hear You.” Underage Drinking Prevention National Media Campaign empowers parents and caregivers to talk with children early about alcohol and other drug use. Also available in Spanish.
The Partnership at Drugfree.org and The Parents Translational Research Center at the Treatment Research Institute (TRI) developed this web application and resource to help parents understand social hosting laws in their state.
The Federal Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking is working with governments and organizations at the state, territory, and local levels to reduce and prevent underage drinking and its consequences.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Ad Council launch first-ever public service campaign targeting underage drinking and driving. Nearly one-third of young drivers killed in traffic crashes have alcohol in their system; new PSAs depict drinking and driving as the Ultimate Party Foul.