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SAMHSA Research: Alcohol and Adolescents

SAMHSA research

SAMHSA Research Study

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration finds that underage drinking is on the rise. In fact, 5.9 percent of children aged 12 to 13 drank alcohol in the past month. The SAMHSA research study also learned that 93.4 percent did not pay a penny for their alcohol. About 44.8 percent of 12- to 14-year-olds who drank alcohol received their alcohol from their family or at home. This figure includes 15.7 percent of children who were provided alcohol by their parents.

“People who begin drinking alcohol before the age of 15 are six times more likely than those who start at age 21 and older to develop alcohol problems. Parents and other adults need to be aware that providing alcohol to children can expose them to an increased risk for alcohol abuse and set them on a path with increased potential for addiction,” said Pamela S. Hyde, SAMHSA director.

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