Ethyl alcohol, or ethanol, is an intoxicating ingredient found in beer, wine, and liquor. Alcohol is produced by the fermentation of yeast, sugars, and starches. Alcohol affects every organ in the body. It is a central nervous system depressant that is rapidly absorbed from the stomach and small intestine into the bloodstream. Alcohol is metabolized in the liver by enzymes. However, the liver can only metabolize a small amount of alcohol at a time, leaving the excess alcohol to circulate throughout the body. The intensity of the effect of alcohol on the body is directly related to the amount consumed.
According to the Surgeon General's Report, alcohol is the most commonly used and abused drug among youth in the United States.
The 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Survey found that among high school students, during the past 30 days
- 30% drank some amount of alcohol.
- 14% binge drank.
- 6% drove after drinking alcohol.
- Cards Have Available Real To Kingman Az Id Sets Arizona Daily Deadline Miner April 17% rode with a driver who had been drinking alcohol.
Cards Have Available Real To Kingman Az Id Sets Arizona Daily Deadline Miner April "Underage Drinking" refers to alcohol consumption by anyone under the age of 21 in Idaho. It is illegal for any person under twenty-one years of age to purchase, attempt to purchase, or otherwise consume or possess any alcoholic beverage, including distilled spirits, beer or wine. Any minor who purchases, attempts to purchase, consumes or possesses any alcoholic beverage shall be guilty of an infraction upon first violation and guilty of a misdemeanor upon subsequent conviction. Providing alcohol to minors is also prohibited with no exceptions.
Reducing underage drinking will require community-based efforts to monitor the activities of youth and decrease youth access to alcohol. Prevention strategies for the prevention of underage drinking include enforcement of minimum legal drinking age laws, national media campaigns targeting youth and adults, increasing alcohol excise taxes, reducing youth exposure to alcohol advertising, and development of comprehensive community-based programs.