Alcohol is the most commonly used drug among 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 General identified underage drinking as a significant problem in need of community-based solutions, rather than focusing solely on the individual. The report called on everyone to become involved in addressing the problem, which requires a comprehensive approach focused on prevention. This guide summarizes the research identifying evidence-based strategies that communities can implement in order to prevent and reduce underage drinking and its related harms.
- PowerPoint Presentation (with slide to input local data)
- Summary Handout
- Supplemental Sources List