Underage Drinking. Alcohol is the most commonly used and abused drug among youth in the United States. 1 Excessive drinking is responsible for more than 4,300 deaths among underage youth each year, and cost the U.S. $24 billion in economic costs in 2010. 2,3 Although drinking by persons under the age of 21 is illegal. Apr 22, 2019 · Teenage alcohol statistics also indicate the following: About 90% of the alcohol consumed by youth under the age of 21 in the United States is in The proportion of current drinkers that binge is highest in the 18 to 20-year-old group (51%). In teens, 30.8% paid for the alcohol .
One of the deadliest outcomes of teenage alcohol abuse is drinking and driving. Car accidents are the leading killer of the 15 to 20 year old age group. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: In 2004, 13.6% of all drivers involved in fatal crashes were young drivers age 15 to 20. Jan 08, 2018 · Among 12th-graders during 2017, the drugs that were most reported for lifetime use were: Alcohol – 61.5%. Marijuana – 45%. ANY illicit drug other than marijuana – 19.5%. ANY prescription drug – 16.5%. Amphetamines – 9.2%. Tranquilizers – 7.5%. Hallucinogens – 6.7%.3.2/5(310).
Facts and Statistics on Alcohol Abuse in Teens. By 8 th grade almost 30% of kids have tried drinking alcohol. 58% of sophomores have abused alcohol. 71% of high school seniors have used alcohol. 23% of 12 th graders reported on binge drinking – with over 5 drinks in a row. 8% of high school students admit to driving after drinking. Statistics on Teens and Young Adults and Drug Abuse American 8th, 10th, and 12th graders were surveyed on their drug use and attitudes, and the results are encouraging, showing a downward trend in the use of various drugs in the last 5 years. 2 However, the views surrounding certain substances reflect a decrease in the perceived harm of use, especially when asked about marijuana. 2.