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Alcohol and Your Child - Parents Guide to Underage Drinking

Despite evidence of the dangers associated with underage drinking, a large number of young people in Texas Secondary Schools continue to consume alcoholic beverages before their 21st birthday. Even more alarming are the number of parents and other adults in the community who feel it is the teens “rite of passage” and continue to provide alcohol to minors under 21. The strong and persistent perception by parents that young people will consume alcohol anyway and it is safer to host the alcohol parties in their own homes is both startling and concerning from a public safety perspective.