Just about everyone knows that the legal drinking age throughout the United States is Deciding whether to drink is a personal decision that we each eventually have to make. This article provides some information on alcohol, including how it affects your body, so you can make an educated choice. Alcohol is created when grains, fruits, or vegetables are fermented. Fermentation is a process that uses yeast or bacteria to change the sugars in the food into alcohol. Fermentation is used to produce many necessary items — everything from cheese to medications.
Dangers of Teen Drinking
Risks of underage drinking: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia
Alcohol use is not only an adult problem. Most American high school seniors have had an alcoholic drink within the past month. Drinking can lead to risky and dangerous behaviors. Puberty and the teenage years are a time of change. Your child may have just started high school or just gotten a driver's license. They may have a sense of freedom they never had before.
Risks of underage drinking
Print version. Alcohol is the drug of choice among youth. Many young people are experiencing the consequences of drinking too much, at too early an age.