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The Truth About Underage Drinking


of 14- to 15-year-olds reported having already had their first drink


million 12 to 20-year-olds reported using alcohol in the past month


of underage females reported drinking alcohol in the past month.

Stats from Facts on Underage Drinking


of all fatal teen crashes in North Carolina involved alcohol in 2021.

North Carolina 2021 Traffic Crash Facts


of middle schoolers have driven with a driver under the influence.

North Carolina Youth Risk Behavior Survey: Middle School 2019

Preventing Underage Drinking Is A Job for Everyone

Preventing underage drinking is important work that requires commitment from the entire North Carolina community. Through the Talk it Out NC campaign, we communicate the dangers of underage and teen drinking, and provide tools and resources that help coaches, educators, faith leaders, and the rest of our NC parenting community discuss the topic with young people they influence.

Talk To Your Teenagers About Underage Drinking

Talking with young people about underage drinking doesn’t have to be awkward. Are you looking for help to Start the Conversation about underage drinking? Show your support and open the lines of communication today. We’ve got your back.

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Recognize The Signs

Concerned that a young person you know is drinking underage? We can help you identify the warning signs and determine the next best steps to provide the support they need.

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What You Can Do

If you’ve spotted the warning signs of underage drinking in a young person you know, now’s the time to take action. Whether it’s understanding the risks, sharing the research, or simply needing somewhere to start – we can help!

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