Alcohol is the most commonly used and abused drug by underage youth. It can have both short- and long-term health, safety and economic consequences for individuals, families and society. In 2007, the U.S. Surgeon identified underage drinking as a community (not solely individual) problem in need of community-based solutions, and called on everyone to become involved in addressing the problem. Underage alcohol use has been prioritized by the Nebraska Department of Health and Humans Services as a high-risk behavior which needs to be addressed. Research has identified evidence-based strategies that communities can implement in order to prevent and reduce underage drinking and its related harms.
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- Summary Handout
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