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Underage Drinking


Underage drinking is when anyone under the legal drinking age of 21 engages in the consumption of any product containing alcohol. 

Quick Facts


Youth who drink alcohol are more likely to experience:

  • School problems, such as higher rates of absences or lower grades.

  • Social problems, such as fighting or lack of participation in youth activities.

  • Legal problems, such as arrest for driving or physically hurting someone while drunk.

  • Physical problems, such as hangovers or illnesses.

  • Unwanted, unplanned, and unprotected sexual activity.

  • Disruption of normal growth or sexual development.

  • Physical and sexual violence.

  • Increased risk of suicide and homicide.

  • Alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes and other unintentional injuries, such as burns, falls, or drowning.

  • Memory problems.

  • Misuse of other substances.

  • Changes in brain development that may have life-long effects.

  • Alcohol poisoning.

What POP is doing about it: 

  • POP works directly with retailers by providing supplies such as We ID signage and Quick Reference Guides for ID'ing properly

  • We also offer training videos specifically made for retailers to empower local vendors and support them. 


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