Q. How do I find statistics on alcohol-related tragedies of people 24 yrs and under?
To locate statistics, the U.S. government is one of the best sources. There are several agencies that collect useful data. From the Office of Applied Studies, you can access the web resources of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Statistics (SAMHSA). Also the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a lot of data to use. Links are listed below to use for locating research and statistics. From the CDC, the Alcohol-Related Disease Impact (ARDI) Tool allows you to view statistics for the entire United States or by state. Choose to view the report "Alcohol-Attributable Deaths" for the United States. You can then choose to view by sex or age group. You will be able to view the harmful effects and acute causes.
In the Online Library, use the database SIRS Issues Researcher to access additional research and articles. To use this database, go to FIND NOW under Find Articles. On the Find Articles & More page, scroll through the alphabetical list to find SIRS Issues Researcher. Try searching for "alcohol use" or use the Pro vs. Con section to find articles on alcohol use and deaths.