This page provides links to peer reviewed research related to the topic of underage alcohol use.  This section is regularly updated as new research is released to the public.

Adolescent Behavior

Understanding Teen Drinking Cultures in America (George Mason University)

Why Do Adolescents Drink, What Are the Risks, and How Can Underage Drinking Be Prevented? (NIAAA)

Adolescent Development

Binge Drinking May Hamper Information Relay System in Teen Brain

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 2009

A study of adolescent binge drinkers has found that even relatively infrequent exposure to large amounts of alcohol during the teen years may compromise the integrity of the brain’s white matter, which is critical for the efficient relay of information within the brain.

How multiple childhood maltreatments lead to greater adolescent binge drinking (Boston University)

Data and Statistics

Quick Stats on Underage Drinking (CDC)

Societal Costs of Underage Drinking


A Model for Judicial Leadership

Evaluation of Alcohol Factors in Custodian Arrests – Wyoming 2007

Juvenile Probation Officers Call for a New Response – to Teen Drug and Alcohol Use and Dependency

Legal Barriers to Alcohol Screening in Emergency Departments and Trauma Centers (NIAAA)

New Report Finds Incarceration for ‘Status Offenses’ Still Widespread

Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, April 10, 2015


Online Legal Resources

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