National Consumers League

Beyond Hangover: Risks of Teen Drinking


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At the end of the 2008 academic year, a 19-year-old freshman at Northwestern University, Matthew Sunshine, joined a growing list of teens who've died from alcohol poisoning. Deaths on college campuses are rare and chilling - especially when the cause of death is a party pastime enjoyed by many co-eds. This week, NCL is hoping to help get the message out to parents and teens that binge drinking, no matter how harmless it may seem in the moment, sometimes has terrible consequences. The new pages include the facts about binge drinking, resources for parents and teens, and basic, myth-dispelling information about standard alcohol servings and their affects on the body.