A great number of teens today have developed a love for drinking alcoholic beverages as part of their social activities. There’s no harm in doing this as long as it is done in moderation and only on certain occasions. The problem arises if one starts to make it a habit to drink when out with friends.
The Centers for Disease and Control Prevention (CDC) reports that each year, excessive drinking claims the lives of more than 4,300 underage youth. In 2010, this resulted in $24 billion in economic costs. The CDC also noted that underage drinkers consumer more drinks per drinking occasion compared to adult drinkers. In 2015, it reported that 20 percent of young people aged 12 to 20 years drank alcohol while 13 percent reported binge drinking. [Read more…] about What are the Dangers of Teen Drinking?