How Underage Drinking Can Contribute to Long-Term Substance Misuse


Underage drinking is a dangerous pastime of many high school and college students. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 11 percent of the alcohol in the United States is consumed by underage drinkers and over 90 percent of underage drinkers have engaged in binge drinking [1]. While underage drinking may seem inconsequential in the short-term, it can present serious long-term problems. Factors that Contribute to Underage Drinking There are a variety of factors that contribute to young people engaging [...]