Question: Are beer and wine "safer" than hard liquor?
Answer: No. One 12 ounce beer has about as much alcohol as a 1.5ounce shot of liquor, a 5 ounce glass of wine, or a wine cooler.
Question: Why can't teens drink if their parents can?
Answer: Teens' bodies are still developing and alcohol has a greater impact on their physical and mental well-being. For example, people who begin drinking before age 15 are four times more likely to develop alcoholism than those who begain drinking at age 21.
Question: How can I say no to alcohol? I'm, afraid I won't fit in.
Answer: Remember, you're in good company. The majority of teens don't drink alchohol. Also, it's not as hard to refuse as you might think Try.."NO THANKS," "I don't drink," or "I'm not interested."