Health Tip: Underage Drinking is Risky
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The legal drinking age is 21 in the United States, and drinking before the legal age has its risks.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers these examples:


Having social trouble at school and in relationships.
Having problems with the legal system, such as when driving under the influence of alcohol.


Having physical problems such as a hangover. Also, drinking may increase risks of suicide or homicide.
Making poor choices about sexual activity.
Being at increased risk of alcohol-related injury, from a car crash to drowning.
Being at increased risk of drug use and alcohol-related death.

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