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Health Risks of Underage Drinking

  Research continues to discover the physical, neurobiological, psychological and social consequences of teenage drinking. The costs of early heavy drinking, experts say, appear to extend far beyond the time that drinking takes away from doing homework, dating, acquiring social skills, and the related tasks of growing up. Mounting research suggests that alcohol causes more…

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Illinois Youth Survey Results/Statistics

The Illinois Department of Human Services funds the administration of the Illinois Youth Survey (IYS) every other year. The IYS is a self-report survey completed by students in 8th, 10th and 12th grades.  It is designed to gather information about a variety of health and social indicators including substance use patterns and attitudes of Illinois…

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