Drinking alcohol is dangerous for kids and teens and sometimes for adults, too. Alcohol is a drug, and it is the drug most abused by teens. Many kids have their first drink at an early age, as young as 10 or 11 or even younger.
Roughly one in eight (13%) say 6 p.m. or later is the earliest acceptable time, while nine percent of Americans say it's fine to grab a libation before 10 a.m. Men (13%) are more likely than women (7%) to say 10 a.m. or earlier is appropriate to raise a glass.
The dangers of underage drinking Using alcohol at a young age can impact how a teen's brain develops, disrupt their sleeping patterns, delay puberty, make it harder to concentrate at school, and even increase their risk for liver and heart disease, high blood pressure, and certain types of cancer.