New Data Showing that a Quarter of Teen Drinkers Get Alcohol from a Parent or Family Member

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