Youth Addiction

College Students



  • One third of underage drinkers (ages 13-20) are highly influenced by social marketing (ie advertising) to choose a particular brand of alcohol.  Researchers at John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health argue that the current regulation of alcohol advertising is insufficient and have called for a strengthening of standards to reduce youth exposure to alcohol advertising.  Read the full article from the Journal of Adolescent Health here.
  • Underage drinking causes may tragic health, social, and economic problems, costing the citizens of Illinois $2.9 billion each year.  Read more on Underage Drinking in Illinois.
  • Marijuana use by U.S. 12th graders increases.  Read the full article in the CESAR FAX, a weekly FAX from the Center for Substance Abuse Research, University of Maryland, College Park.



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