The Serious Issue of Underage Drinking Tragedies
Kids who have their first drink before the age of 15 have a risk four times higher of developing alcoholism. Compared with non-drinking classmates, teens who drink are more likely to die in a car crash, take their own life through suicide, die from alcohol poisoning or be injured or die from falls, drowning or burns. One in six teens binge drink, only one in 100 parents believes his or her child binge drink. Teen alcohol use kills about 4,700 people each year, more than all other drugs combined. Mothers Against Drunk Driving, MADD, is focused on preventing
MADD is here to support those who have lost a loved one due to underage drinking.
these tragedies, but we are also here to help support those who have lost loved one or friend due to underage drinking consequences.
Included in this resource are some suggestions to help you cope with the death of a loved one due to underage drinking. However, keep in mind that even though your situation may share similarities with someone else, every person’s grieving process is different.
Providing Alcohol to Minors
All states have laws that prohibit the sale to or the possession of alcohol by those under 21 (with exceptions), and almost all states have laws that prohibit the consumption of alcohol by those under 21 (with exceptions).
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