Report: Underage Binge Drinking Varies Within and Across States

Agencies & Departments : 
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

This report presents national, regional, and state estimates of past month binge drinking among young people aged 12-20. Compared with 2010–12, the estimate of past month underage binge drinking in 2012–14 was lower in the nation as a whole (15.87% vs. 14.44%). Although the national trend in underage drinking is declining, underage drinking remains a concern in the U.S., and states and local communities experience the negative health, social, and economic consequences every year. Learn more.