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Risks of underage drinking

When it comes to drinking alcohol, there are a lot of things to consider and a ton of risk involved. Young people who drink alcohol are more likely to experience:
  • School problems, such as a higher absence rate and poor or failing grades.
  • Social problems, such as fighting and lack of participation in youth activities.
  • Physical problems, such as hangovers or illnesses.
  • Unwanted, unplanned, and unprotected sexual activity.
  • Disruption of normal growth and sexual development.
  • Physical and sexual assault.
  • Higher risk for suicide and homicide.
  • Alcohol-related car crashes and other unintentional injuries, such as burns, falls, and drowning.
  • Memory problems.
  • Abuse of other drugs.
  • Changes in brain development that may have life-long effects.
  • Death from alcohol poisoning.
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