The average amount of teens that are drinking underage is 11% according to The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Underage drinking is more common than adults drinking alcohol when they are above the age of 21, it is more common because alcohol is being brought to parties that students are attending and they are consuming way more than they can handle at the young ages. Drinking alcohol can cause many health problems that can ruin your life in seconds, so make the right decision and don’t drink when you’re underage. Underage drinking has a huge affect on the teens and the parents are also being affected by the underage drinking when their children are doing these things.
Drinking is a huge deal because young kids are being affected by the use of alcohol. In today’s society teenagers under the age of 21 do it even if they’re not old enough to buy it. Alcohol is often at parties and can be dangerous if you don’t know how to control yourself, it can cause health problems for example like ruining your…show more content… The age at which a person should be able to start drinking is about 24, an age when most people are responsible enough for their surroundings and understand the effects that it can have. When someone is 18 they shouldn’t be able to consume alcohol because teens have no idea what drinking alcohol can lead to, they just think that it is a fun way to live. One article ays “Approximately 15.1 million American adults had alcohol use disorder in 2015, according to that year’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health.” That is a huge number of people that abused alcohol and may still abuse it, as it is easy to get addicted to and hard to break the addiction Drinking can ruin one’s relationships with your family and friends, plus it could ruin your reputation and you could be fired from your