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Have you wondered what the future might be like for someone who drinks underage? Underage drinking is illegal, dangerous and has serious consequences. Our choices today will impact our future.  

Drinking and Driving

No matter how old you are, it's never okay to get behind the wheel after having any amount of alcohol. According to the CDC, choosing to drive after drinking means that you're 17 times more likely to die in a crash than if you hadn't been drinking. 

Fast Facts

  1. Drinking and driving can result in a suspended license (National Institue of Justice). 
  2. The consequences can be expensive. You'll need to pay for legal fees and will likely see an increase in the cost of your insurance (National Institute of Justice). 
  3. An MIP or a DWI can give you a criminal record (National Institute of Justice). 
  4. You can injure yourself or someone else if you're involved in a car crash (National Institue of Justice). 
  5. In the United States, it's illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to have a BAC (blood alcohol concentration) that is anything but 0 (National Institue of Justice).

Underage drinking and Fake IDs 

According to the CDC, alcohol is the most used drug by teenagers. In 2013, around 119,000 emergency room visits were injured teens who had been drinking. 

For some, having a fake ID is an easy way to get to drink underage. With the legal age for purchasing alcohol set at 21, a fake ID may seem like an easy way to get alcohol while underage. But both drinking underage and using a fake ID can have serious consequences. 

Fast Facts

  1. Underage drinking can impact your ability to learn and remember things (CDC). 
  2. Teens between 12-20 illegally drink 11% of the alcohol consumed in the United States (CDC).
  3. Underage drinking can lead to memory problems and trouble with learning new information (CDC).  
  4. Even if you use a fake ID, you can still get in trouble for drinking underage (Revisor of Statutes, State of Missouri). 
  5. When you order a fake ID, scammers oftentimes collect personal details and billing information. This can help them steal your identity or they might charge you for a fake ID you'll never receive (Revisor of Statutes, State of Missouri). 
  6. Making and selling fake IDs is a class A misdemeanor (Revisor of Statutes, State of Missouri). 

Binge Drinking 

According to the CDC, binge drinking is a major health issue in the United States. Binge drinking is when a person drinks a large amount of alcohol in a short time. This is typically four drinks for men and five drinks for women in about two hours. No matter what your age, binge drinking is extremely dangerous. 

Fast Facts

  1. More than 90% of the alcohol consumed by people under the age of 21 is consumed in the form of binge drinking (CDC).
  2. By binge drinking, you risk hurting yourself and others by making a choice while under the influence (CDC). 
  3. Binge drinking leads to an increase in the risk of developing breast, liver and colon cancer (CDC). 
  4. Choosing to binge drink can lead to alcohol dependence and issues with learning (CDC). 

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