Teen Drinking Myths

Myth

Everybody's doing it

Fact

2 out of 3 teens don't drink alcohol which means the majority of your friends and classmates aren't doing it. 

Myth

Kids in Europe can drink at a young age and they're okay. 

Fact

Actually, most European youth have higher rates of alcohol-related problems because of their heavy drinking

Myth

It's okay as long as I don't drive

Fact

Only one third of underage drinking deaths are because of automobile crashes.

Myth

I can't do anything to stop teen drinking

Fact

Wrong! You can let those around you know that drinking before you are 21 isn't worth it by taking the #ProtectUrSelfie PLEDGE. 

Snap a selfie, use the hashtag and let everyone know that you pledge to never drink before 21.

Visit madd.org/underage-drinking/ for more information

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