Prevent underage drinking with KISS! Underage drinking is not worth it. Ever.

Teens: Underage drinking is not worth it. Teens, click here to visit Teen Health Connection online and take the pledge to not drink alcohol underage.

Parents: Consequences of alcohol use kill more teens than all other drugs combined. Parents, you have the power to keep them safe. Click here to visit Teen Health Connection online to take the pledge and learn more about preventing underage drinking.

The Teen Health Connection Youth Drug-Free Coalition encourages parents and teens to make a pledge to prevent underage drinking and prescription drug misuse.

Alcohol is the most frequently used and abused drug among youth. The average age at which young people begin to drink is 13 years old. 25% of teens even reported that their parents supplied them with alcohol.

According to research, as many as 1 in 5 teens reported that they have taken a prescription drug without having a prescription for it. The vast majority of teens abusing prescription drugs are getting them from the medicine cabinets of friends, family, and acquaintances. Parents are also not communicating the risks of prescription drug misuse and abuse as often as they talk about illegal drugs.
(Data from the Underage Drinking Survey by the American Medical Association and


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