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Facts About Teen Drinking is a resource for teens, created by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, with research-based information on underage drinking.

Research shows that underage drinking rates are declining. However, it is still important to know how alcohol affects your health, how to identify signs of a problem, and where to get help.

Alcohol and Your Health
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Learn about the effects that alcohol has on the body. Binge drinking can lead to injury and other negative consequences. Alcohol can also lead to alcohol use disorder and many diseases and health problems.
Signs of a Problem
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If you’re worried about yourself or a friend or family member who drinks, explore the following resources to learn more about how to identify the signs of an alcohol problem.
Getting Help
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Learn who to talk to about getting help for an alcohol-related problem, what to do in case of overdose (also called “alcohol poisoning”), and where to find treatment and support resources for teens.

Need immediate help for mental health and/or substance use problems?

Call the SAMHSA National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357), or call or text 988 to reach the 988 Suicide & Crisis Helpline

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