Underage drinking is a serious public health problem. Alcohol is the most widely used substance among America’s youth, and drinking by young people poses enormous health and safety risks.

The consequences of underage drinking can affect everyone—regardless of age or drinking status

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The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism answers many questions about alcohol including its strong effects, alcohol’s power to cause people to act and feel differently, how much is too much alcohol and why some people become addicted while others


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The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) is one of the 27 institutes and centers that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIAAA supports and conducts research on the impact of alcohol use on human health and well-being. It is the largest funder of alcohol research in the world.


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The Rethinking Drinking Website is produced by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), a part of the National Institutes of Health. The NIAAA is the lead U.S. agency supporting research on the causes, consequences, prevention and treatment of alcohol-related problems