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The Underage

Drinking Enforcement Training Center was established by the

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (within

the U.S. Department of Justice) to support its Enforcing Underage

Drinking Laws Program.

New Publications




Underage Drinking Cost Sheets Updated with 2013 Data!

The UDETC is pleased to announce that new data is available on the costs of underage drinking within the United States, each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. These updated documents delineate the estimated costs incurred as a direct result of underage alcohol consumption in terms of youth violence, traffic crashes, high-risk sex, property and public order crime, injury, poisonings and psychosis, fetal alcohol syndrome among mothers aged 15-20 years, and alcohol treatment. In 2013, underage drinking cost U.S. citizens $56.9 billion.

These documents can be downloaded from the home page – select the tab for Underage Drinking Costs on the left navigation bar.

Breaking News from the Field

Harmful Drinking on the Rise Among Young People in Many Countries

Join Together, May 13th, 2015

Inslee signs bills to ease liquor laws, ban powder (WA)

The Spokesman-Review, May 8, 2015

No more hard liquor at University of Kansas frat houses

Sun Times/Kansas City News, May 8, 2015

Power of Parents Program Helps Parents Talk to Kids About Underage Drinking, How to Start Conversations (MT)

KLYQ, May 17, 2015

Michael’s Law aimed at enforcing alcohol rules in Georgia

Online Athens/Associated Press, May 18, 2015

Alcohol and Underage Drinking part two of series on substance abuse (NJ), May 19, 2015

New campaign targets parents who give alcohol to teens (UT)

KSL, May 26, 2015

States declare war on powdered alcohol

Washington Examiner, May 29, 2015

Ohio legislators OK ban on powdered caffeine, alcohol

The Columbus Dispatch , June 4, 2015

American Beverage Licensees and Intellicheck Mobilisa Partner to Bring Retailers Tools to Reduce Underage Access to Alcohol

Age ID Will Aid Beverage Retailers in Preventing Underage Sales of Alcohol

Business Wire, June 3, 2015

New Product Alert

Here are links to new alcohol products that parents, law enforcement and the community should be aware of that youth might find attractive.

Baby ‘Beer’ Bottle On Sale

Powdered Alcohol: An Encapsulation (updated July 2015)

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Latest Research

How to Cut Student Drinking

Text messages and personalized feedback online can help

The Wall Street Journal, June 29, 2015

CESAR FAX: Alcohol Use Continues to Decline Among Teen; Approaching Levels of Marijuana Use

To Cut Down on College Drinking, Involve the Surrounding Community

Join Together, August 5, 2015

Medical Reviewer