It is not easy to separate fact from fiction when it comes to underage drinking. Fear not! We’re here to quash some of the more commonly believed myths once and for all.

1 drinking at home
2 The earlier the better
3 being permissive
4 supplying alcohol to young people
5 it’s not the right time
  • References

    (1) Dawson, et al., 2008; Grant and Dawson, 1997; Hingson et al., 2006; Winters and Lee, 2008

    (2) Global Status Report: Alcohol and Young People, 2001

    (3) Partnership Attitude Tracking Study, 2012

    (4) Reference Alcohol and the law


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