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Underage Drinking: Alcohol and Teens Don't Mix

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Underage drinking is a serious health and safety problem in the Massapequas as alcohol is the most widely used substance of abuse among our youth.  In the Massapequas, youth report drinking in the Past 30 Day Use of Alcohol at alarming rates. 

Most Massapequa kids have their first drink before the age of fourteen. Alcohol and drug use at an early age is an important predictor of the development of a substance use disorder later on in life. The majority of those who have a substance use disorder started using before age 18 and developed their disorder by age 20 (National Institute on Drug Abuse).  

Underage drinking affects our children's health, our families and the entire community. Learn more by clicking the links below:

Massapequa Takes Action - Teens and Alcohol Don't Mix

Underage Drinking: Alcohol and Teens Don't Mix

Working Together to Prevent Substance Misuse & Promote Healthy Families