How can the answer be improved?
Binge drinking is the most harmful type of drinking. How Many Teens Drink Alcohol? More and more teens are choosing not to drink alcohol. Less than 10 of teens under age 14 has drunk alcohol in the past month. For teens ages 15 to 17, less than 30 has drunk alcohol in the past month.
Since effective treatment of teen depression can be a deterrent to alcohol use, parents who seek help for their depressed teen in a timely manner can also help prevent their adolescent from engaging in underage drinking.