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New Data Showing that a Quarter of Teen Drinkers Get Alcohol from a Parent or Family Member
By MADD | April 17, 2012| 11 Comments | Filed in: Power of Parents , Underage Drinking

Underage drinking is not only a problem for our youth; it’s an adult problem too. More than half of teens who drink are getting their alcohol from adults.  According to the most recent SAMHSA National Survey on Drug Use and Health, the following is a ranking of the top five ways teen drinkers get their alcohol:

This Saturday, April 21st, is PowerTalk 21 day, the national day to talk with your kids about alcohol.  MADD wants to equip all parents and caregivers with the tools to help them start this potentially lifesaving conversation. In preparation for PowerTalk21, parents can get tips and conversation starters, download the parent handbook and find a free 30-minute parent workshop at



Submitted by Aldo at 01:00 PM on June 13, 2012
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Submitted by Anonymous at 03:53 AM on May 19, 2012
Really, EIEIO?! Bubble gum flavored vodka isn't luring kids to drink. That's ridiculous. It is absolutely absurd to even consider making it illegal. You should make anything that can be used as a mixer illegal too, you know, because you don't want to tempt young minds!!
Submitted by Anonymous at 01:04 AM on May 8, 2012
In terms of kids getting it from parents, do you only mean they got alcohol for a party from their parents or does this chart include those teens receiving a small amount in a private setting under parental supervision? Their are states that permit the second.
Submitted by Eieio at 04:27 PM on May 7, 2012
Recently,I learned that there are flavored vodkas designed to appeal to teenagers, ie, fruit loop and bubble gum. Even though they are sold in state controlled stores, their intended market is clear. Medications subject to abuse have been pulled off the market, while these vodkas are being legally sold. Is MADD taking any action to fight their production?
Submitted by jake at 05:38 PM on April 29, 2012
i would like to donate some money to people who are drunk and behind the wheel. especially teens who are behind the wheel and parents who are giving teens alcohol. parents should be ashamed of thereselves. donate now to save a life of more than one person
Submitted by KK at 03:44 PM on April 27, 2012
Spot on!
Submitted by kidd at 02:18 PM on April 26, 2012
Submitted by Confused Researcher at 12:57 PM on April 19, 2012
Where is this data coming from? SAMHSA released the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health in Dec 2011 and these numbers don’t match theirs. There is no 2011 version yet.
Submitted by Anonymous at 09:02 PM on April 18, 2012
I just found out about this website, and this is a great place for parents to go. All parents and children need to read this.
Submitted by fblancelot at 10:06 AM on April 18, 2012
I would like to get MADD to support a ban by the Federal Communications Commission to have radio stations nationwide prevented from playing any songs that endorse drinking alcohol. These songs not only affect underage people but those over 21 years as well. These songs only promote alcoholism. Two songs in particular are: "(All You Gotta Do Is) Put a Drink in My Hand" by Eric Church and also "Let's Drink on It" by Blake Shelton. Blake Shelton's song even names whiskey and a "Cosmos." It's bad enough people drink alcohol but to advocate the practice on our radio airwaves goes too far! Everyone should contact the FCC to regulate the lyrics of songs!!!!!
Submitted by Anonymous at 10:55 AM on April 17, 2012
Everyone needs to read this

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