According to SADD’s national Teens Today, young people who drink at home are significantly more likely to also drink with their friends.

Research shows:

  • Among high school teens, those who tend to avoid alcohol are more than twice as likely as those who repeatedly use alcohol to say their parents never let them drink at home (84 percent versus 40 percent).
  • More than half (57 percent) of high school teens who report their parents allow them to drink at home, even just on special occasions, say they also drink with their friends, compared to just 14 percent of teens who say their parents don’t let them drink.


For additional statistics, please visit SADD’s website.