Risk of Alcohol Consumption by Minors
Every year in the US, thousands of minors are seriously injured or die due to alcohol consumption. If you or your child has sustained a personal injury due to alcohol consumption, call our RI drugs and alcohol lawyers to see how we can help. Call today for a free consultation, and as always, get our No Fee Guarantee.
- Underage drinking by minors results in over 4,300 deaths each year
- People ages 12 – 20 consume 11% of the alcohol purchased in the US
- Over 90% of alcohol consumption by minors occurs while binge drinking
- There were about 189,000 Emergency Room visits in 2010 for minors with injuries and complications related to alcohol consumption
Sources: CDC, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration