Alcohol is the most commonly used substance among young people. Underage drinking can have serious social and economic costs, and often tragic personal consequences. It can lead to motor vehicle accidents, unintended pregnancies, alcohol poisoning, and addiction.
Here are some reasons for Nebraskans to be concerned:
More than 2 out of 5 high school students in Nebraska drink.
High school students in Nebraska are more likely than high school students nationally to binge drink (30 percent vs. 25 percent).
17 percent of Nebraska high school students get behind the wheel after drinking, compared to 10 percent nationally.
In Nebraska young people in their late teens or early 20s are more likely to binge drink, to drive after drinking, to die or be injured in an alcohol-involved crash or to be arrested for DUI or other alcohol offenses.
Underage drinking is unhealthy, unsafe and unacceptable. When kids drink, Nebraska loses.
Your Kids Are Drinking is a new NET Television/NET Radio documentary exploring how lax attitudes among adults aggravate the youth drinking problem and corresponding ways that adults can provide realistic solutions. Watch the one-hour program and the 3.5-minute YouTube video about its production.
Be the difference. Talk to your children about alcohol.
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