At MADD, we know that by getting today’s youth off to a good start, we are taking a giant step toward fulfilling our vision of a nation without drunk driving. That’s why we’re focused on tackling underage drinking, a problem that threatens the safety of our kids and endangers entire communities, now and down the road.
Believe it or not, teens list their parents as a major influencer in their decision to not drink alcohol before the age of 21.
Research shows that kids and teens who drink are a danger to themselves, their friends, and others. The sooner kids drink, the more severe the problems they face in the long and short term.
It begins by asking the right questions, such as:
Does your teen have a drinking problem?
Your teen could already be drinking, and even have a drinking problem, if alcohol is missing from bottles or cans in your home, or you’ve discovered alcohol hidden in your teen’s backpack, car, or room. Take our short quiz to find out more.