Underage Drinking

Blog articles on Sobering Up that address the underage drinking and drunk driving problems facing communities and courts across the United States.

 

Underage Drunk Driving
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The Sobering Statistics of Underage Drunk Driving

Drivers under the age of 21 represent about 10% of licensed drivers in the U.S. but are responsible...

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Drinking legally at 19? Wisconsin is considering it

Could lowering the legal drinking age reduce binge drinking among younger drinkers, particularly those in college? Three Wisconsin...

Tennessee drunk driving laws
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TN Could Lose Highway Funding Over New DUI Law

When Tennessee’s lawmakers revised the state’s drunk driving laws earlier this year, they didn’t anticipate that one change...

new drinking trends on college campuses
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Back to School 2016: Alcohol Trends on Campus

As colleges around the country gear up for the start of a new school year, some alcohol-related trends are...

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More States are Reconsidering the Legal Drinking Age

It’s been nearly 30 years since Americans under 21 could legally purchase alcohol in the U.S. The Uniform...

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Drunk Driving Down Among Teens and Young Adults

A new study by researchers with the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reports that...

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Australian Study Suggests Many Adults Willing to Give Alcohol to Minors

A new study from Australia’s Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) suggests that an alarming number of...

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Back-to-School Season Most Dangerous Time for Binge Drinking

While the first few weeks of the school year can be some of the most exciting for college...

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Powdered Alcohol Raising Concerns About Underage Drinking and Drunk Driving

Powdered alcohol may be widely available for sale soon, and that is raising concerns about what this new form...

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Poll: Should Minnesota Lower the Legal Drinking Age?

In 1984 President Reagan signed the Uniform Drinking Age Act, requiring all states to raise the legal drinking...