Your hopes. Your dreams. Your future. A lot of things get crushed if you drink when you’re underage. And that’s not all. Drinking can cause brain damage. Ruin friendships. Make you lose your parents’ trust. And put you at a greater risk of developing alcoholism.
It’s pretty clear, isn’t it? Underage drinking just isn’t worth it.
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If you think you could have a problem with alcohol, we’re here for you. Find your local treatment facility or prevention agency below and then give them a call. It’s confidential. It’s free. And it’s the one of the best ways to talk to someone who cares and can get you the help you need.
Underage alcohol use is a serious problem. Surveys show alcohol is the most frequently used drug in Iowa. The Iowa Department of Public Health Bureau of Substance Abuse’s goal is to combat underage drinking and reduce alcohol related problems.
This project is funded by Iowa Department of Public Health, through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.