Underage Drinking: Possession/Consumption/Internal Possession of Alcohol

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HHS Non-systematic Review

Source: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Last Reviewed: January 2019

This webpage includes tools about laws that ban underage alcohol possession, drinking, or internal possession. It features tables that include:

  • Policies listed by state as of specific dates
  • Policy changes over time 
  • Specific behaviors prohibited by each policy
  • Exceptions to the policies
  • Citations to legal sources

Users can sort and filter the tables by a variety of criteria. In addition to the tables, the webpage provides resources like:

  • Timeline of policy changes
  • Useful maps and charts
  • Lists of variables and other definitions to help understand the language used in the webpage
  • Detailed information about the policy the state laws are based on
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Suggested Citation


Alcohol Policy Information System. (n.d.). Underage drinking: Possession/consumption/internal possession of alcohol. Retrieved from https://alcoholpolicy.niaaa.nih.gov/apis-policy-topics/possessionconsumptioninternal-possession-of-alcohol/42