Underage Drinking is Not Only a Problem for Youth; It’s an Adult Problem Too
By Sarah Ford on March 4, 2014
Teen alcohol use kills approximately 4,700 people each year – more than all illegal drugs combined. Underage drinking is not only a problem for our youth; it’s an adult problem too. More than half of teens who drink are getting their alcohol from adults.
The TODAY Show tested this in a segment featuring MADD National President Jan Withers, whose daughter Alisa was killed in a drunk driving crash caused by an underage drunk driver. The show set up a hidden camera experiment and filmed two actors waiting outside of a liquor store pretending to be underage approach nearly two dozen customers to purchase alcohol for them. The results were surprising.