FACT: Underage drinking rates are falling
This week is National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, and next Friday marks the beginning of Alcohol Responsibility Month. Now is the perfect time to start and continue conversations with kids about alcohol and the negative effects of underage drinking on their developing brains using Ask, Listen, Learn resources, of course! The great news is that with your help, kids are making good decisions and underage drinking rates are in decline. As we continue to navigate what we hope to be the final chapter of the pandemic, keeping important discussions flowing will help keep these numbers moving in the right direction.
Parents and educators, keep up the great work, and thank you for taking care of the mental and physical health of our nation’s youth! You’re making a HUGE impact empowering kids to say “YES” to a healthy lifestyle and “NO” to underage drinking and underage cannabis use.
-The Ask, Listen, Learn Team
For more than a decade the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week educational campaign has been working with State-based partners and like-minded organizations to share NIDA’s science-based resources in hopes they find them useful and engaging. For more information, please visit NIDA’s National Drugs and Alcohol Facts Week page.