Research shows that young people who drink are a danger to themselves, their friends, and others. For over 20 years, hundreds of high quality clinical studies in the United States and Europe have shown that the earlier in life young people drink, the more frequent and severe the problems they face in the short and long term.
Science shows that a child’s brain works differently from an adult’s brain. It is important to realize that no matter how mature young people act they are not simply small versions of adults. Young peoples’ brains are still in a critical period of development well into their 20’s. Alcohol interferes with both how brains and bodies grow.
As a parent, you have power to equip your child to make smarter, safer choices and to help prevent tragedies.
We are proud of our partnership with Nationwide Insurance, who supports our entire mission through a MADD/Nationwide affinity program, our mission of underage drinking prevention through our Power of Parents® program, and our Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving® through their sponsorship of Tie One On For Safety®.