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Risky Behavior among Youths
Excess drinking is associated with lost productivity, traumatic injury, early death, crime and violence, and neglect of family responsibilities. These and related concerns have long engendered public support for government regulation of the production, sale, and use of alcoholic beverages. Drinking by youths is a particular concern. Every state bans the sale of alcohol to those under age twenty-one. Despite this age-based prohibition, drinking is widespread among teenagers. According to adoi:10.7208/chicago/9780226309972.003.0009 fatcat:rzcqzq3x7rcbzdk2nrfyyi677q