Wednesday, October 19, 2011

More on how underage drinkers access alcohol

In July, I posted data about how underage drinkers in our community get alcohol.  The top two ways are "got it from friends" and "got it at a party".  While the Prevention WINS coalition is working to figure out exactly where the alcohol comes from, national statistics indicate that high school youth (ages 15-17) get alcohol from:
  1. someone under the age of 21 (22%)
  2. someone not related and over the age of 21 (20%)
  3. giving someone else money to purchase alcohol (19%).

Source: Report to Congress on the Prevention and Reduction of Underage Drinking, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, May 2011

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