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    The legal drinking age in the United States is 21, but many U.S. teens engage in underage drinking. For teens, alcohol's effects can be dangerous, even deadly. Drinking in the teen years sometimes focuses on getting drunk (binge drinking) which can be especially dangerous when your safety is involved. Drunk driving kills thousands of people every year, and being drunk puts you at higher risk for being robbed, raped, or more. If you feel pressured to drink, remember it is OK to say no. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about why teens drink, the dangers of teen drinking, how to avoid it, and more.

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