Alcohol is the most widely misused substance among America's youth. Drinking by young people has big health and safety risks. It is dangerous because it
Kids often begin drinking to look "cool" or fit in with their peers. Parents can help their kids avoid alcohol problems. Open communication and conversations about drinking are important. So is being involved in your child's life. Get help for your child if you suspect a drinking problem.
NIH: National Institute on Alcohol use disorder and Alcoholism
Source: U.S National Library of Medicine (MedlinePlus)