Underage drinking is at historically low levels. Understanding these declines can help empower parents, retailers, and community leaders to never sell, serve, or supply alcohol to anyone under the legal drinking age
Monitoring the Future.
For the three grades combined, (8th, 10th, and 12th) an unprecedented decrease in the proportion of students reporting lifetime, annual, past month, and binge drinking (36 percent, 30 percent, 15 percent, and almost 7 percent respectively) was noted from 2020 to 2021.
BELIEVE CHECKING ID BEST PREVENTS TEEN DRINKING
BELIEVE IT IS EASY FOR TEENS TO GET ALCOHOL
BELIEVE TEENS DO NOT BUY ALCOHOL THEMSELVES
ATTRIBUTE TEENS SEEKING OUT ALCOHOL TO PEER PRESSURE
PARENTS HAVE NOT DISCUSSED THE DANGERS OF ALCOHOL
Teen drinking is linked to injury and risky behavior.
We can reduce teen drinking by stopping teens’ easy access to alcohol.
REPORT DRINKING WITH MORE THAN ONE PERSON
DRANK AT THEIR OWN HOME (48%) OR SOMEONE ELSE’S (44%)
PURCHASE ALCOHOL THEMSELVES
DID NOT PAY FOR ALCOHOL
PAY A NON-RELATIVE FOR ALCOHOL
ACCESS ALCOHOL FROM A NON-RELATIVE BUT DID NOT PAY
REPORT EASY ACCESS TO ALCOHOL