Alcohol is the drug of choice among Northland youth.
19% of our youth used alcohol in the last 30 days and the average age youth begin drinking alcohol is 12!
Whatever it is that leads adolescents to begin drinking, once they start they face a number of potential health risks. Although the severe health problems associated with harmful alcohol use are not as common in adolescents as they are in adults, studies show that young people who drink heavily put themselves at risk for a range of potential health problems.
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