Underage Drinking refers to the consumption of alcoholic drinks by minors.
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!
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.
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.