Underage Drinking

Alcohol Use Disorder is a brain disease characterized by reoccurring alcohol use effecting a person's physical, social, emotional, and/or occupational aspects of a person's life (Shariatirad et al., 2013; Volkow et al., 2011).

Underage drinking refers to anyone in Michigan drinking under the age of 21. 

State of Michigan Declares APRIL as Alcohol Responsibility Month- Signed Proclamation

Effects of Alcohol on Youth

Did you know that alcohol is the most widely misused substance among America's youth?

To help increase awareness about this serious issue, SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention offers an updated fact sheet, Underage Drinking: Myths Versus Facts, specifically written for preteens and teens. This fact sheet compares common myths about alcohol use with the facts about the prevalence of alcohol use. Share this resource with our youth to start the conversation and spread the word about underage drinking and alcohol misuse.

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Michigan Alcohol Epidemiology