Which is just simply absurd.
A survey carried out from 2006 to 2009 was published Thursday this month by the U.S. Substance Abuse andMental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The study revealed that just under 6 percent of teens had consumed alcohol in the last month. That converts to over 700,000 kids between the ages of 12 and 14 years old. The survey found that under 7 percent of this group bought the liquor themselves from either stores or bars. The other teens were able to access the alcohol at no cost from a variety of sources including other minors, adults who were both related and unrelated, and their house. Just under 45 percent of the group received their liquor from their house or relatives.
Every adult that provides alcohol to minors should be arrested, prosecuted, have their vehicles and other property seized, and serve time in prison. I bet then they’d think twice about doing it again. Only serious consequences will inhibit evil behavior.
- Many Kids Who Drink Get Liquor from Home (nlm.nih.gov)
- Underage Drinking Soars on New Year’s Day (webmd.com)
- ER Visits by Underage Drinkers Spike on New Year’s (nlm.nih.gov)
Tagged: Substance abuse