My parents started when I was young. From the time I was little, I have known the effects of alcohol and I have known that I was going to wait to drink it until I was old enough.

~ Emily, Freshman

 

Researchers at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) found that young people who start drinking before age 15 are significantly more likely to develop alcohol use disorders as adults that those who wait until after age 18.