Sexual Abuse

Expert Q&A

Teen Drinking: Risks and Responses

Topics: adolescents | Alcohol | Alcohol Poisoning | Risk of Addiction | Sexual Abuse | Substance Use Disorder

CCPR: Welcome, Dr. Yule. How prevalent is teen drinking? Dr. Yule: While there has been a decline in alcohol use since the 1980s, alcohol remains the substance most widely used by adolescents. When we look at past-month use by 12th graders in 2019, 5.7% had smoked cigarettes, 22.3% had used cannabis, and 29.3% had used alcohol (

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