America’s Drop Out Crisis: The Unrecognized Connection to Adolescent Substance Use
Institute for Behavior and Health Report, March 2013

Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY)

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Alcohol and Public Health

Monitoring the Futures Study

National Liquor Law Enforcement Agency (NLLEA) - Publications for Alcohol Law Enforcement

Physician Advice to Adolescents About Drinking and Other Health Behaviors
Pediatrics. 2012 - 1496
This report assessed the proportion of US 10th graders (average age, 16) who saw a physician in the past year and were asked and given advice about their drinking.

Report to Congress on the Prevention and Reduction of Underage Drinking

2016 U.S. Surgeon General's Facing Addiction in America Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health Released

In 2015, over 27 million people in the United States reported current use of illicit drugs or misuse of prescription drugs, and over 66 million people (nearly a quarter of the adult and adolescent population) reported bingeidrinking in the past month.1 Alcohol and drug misuse and related disorders are major public health challenges that are taking an enormous toll on individuals, families, and society. Neighborhoods and communities as a whole are also suffering as a result of alcohol- and drug-related crime and violence, abuse and neglect of children, and the increased costs of health care associated with substance misuse. It is estimated that the yearly economic impact of substance misuse is $249 billion for alcohol misuse and $193 billion for illicit drug use.  For the full report, see:

Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking, 2007
The Call to Action is a reminder that underage drinking has serious social costs and often tragic personal consequences. More than that, it demonstrates that each of us has the opportunity to prevent underage drinking.

Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center (UDETC) Research