Health Tip: Underage Drinking is Risky08/15/13
(HealthDay News) -- The legal drinking age is 21 in the United
States, and drinking before the legal age has its risks.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers these
- Having social trouble at school and in relationships.
- Having problems with the legal system, such as when driving
under the influence of alcohol.
- Having physical problems such as a hangover. Also, drinking may
increase risks of suicide or homicide.
- Making poor choices about sexual activity.
- Being at increased risk of alcohol-related injury, from a car
crash to drowning.
- Being at increased risk of drug use and alcohol-related
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