This website has tools and information to help parents and others reduce teen drinking and related harm.
Teens who drink usually get alcohol from “social sources” — at parties, from older friends and family, or by taking it from a cabinet or refrigerator without permission. Teen drinking is linked to injury and risky behavior. We can reduce teen drinking by stopping teens’ easy access to alcohol.
Help us achieve this important goal! Post this message on your website, and use the campaign materials available here to get the word out:
Please don’t provide alcohol to teens.
It’s unsafe. It’s illegal. It’s irresponsible.
Spread the Word
Help spread the word about how to reduce teen drinking: DontServeTeens.gov
Yearly, 188,000 kids under 21 go to the ER with alcohol-related probs. Don’t serve alcohol to teens. DontServeTeens.gov
Teen alcohol use causes death from poisoning, burns, falls, drowning, suicide. Don’t serve alcohol to teens. DontServeTeens.gov
Hospital admissions for teen alcohol use (2008): 40,000; cost per average 5 day visit: $19K. DontServeTeens.gov