Underage Drinking

Underage Drinking

RISK FACTORS

Youth at the highest risk for alcohol-related problems are those who:

  • Begin using alcohol or other drugs before age 15

  • Have a parent who is a problem drinker or alcoholic

  • Have close friends who use alcohol and/or other drugs

  • Have been aggressive, antisocial or hard to control from an early age

  • Have experienced behavioral problems and/or are failing at school

  • Have parents who do not support them, do not communicate openly with them and do not set realistic boundaries for them

  • Are experiencing anxiety, depression or some other mental health issue

  • Have parents with favorable attitudes toward alcohol and drugs

  • Lack parental support, monitoring and communication

RESOURCES

Stop Underage Drinking
Stopalcoholabuse.gov
Michigan Department of Health & Human Services - Underage Drinking
https://www.michigan.gov/
National Institute on Drug Abuse - Alcohol
https://www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse/alcohol
SAMHSA - Page on the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking (ICCPUD)
https://www.samhsa.gov/iccpud