Every year, millions of people worldwide tell themselves they can drive drunk just fine. When you put those keys in the ignition and drive away after having been drinking, you are not only putting your own life at risk, but also the lives of all others sharing the road. So, then it starts with you. It starts with each of us, but together we can make a difference.
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Underage drinking: Talking to your teen about alcohol - Mayo Clinic
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Dangers of Teen Drinking
Teens drink less often than adults, but drink more per occasion. This can impair their judgment and put them and others at risk of physical harm and dangerous behavior, including:. Underage drivers are more susceptible than adults to the alcohol-induced impairment of driving skills. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that year-old minimum drinking age laws have reduced alcohol traffic fatalities by 13 percent and have saved an estimated 28, lives since Still, about persons under 21 die every year in car crashes involving underage drinking.
As your child turns into a teenager, your parenting role is likely to shift. You may find yourself becoming more of a guide, rather than an enforcer. Teens like to test the limits of their independence. Adolescence can be a tumultuous time for teens as they change physically, emotionally, and socially.