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What factors affect how much alcohol people drink?

Drinking behavior is influenced by many factors, including your community and your relationships.

  • Alcohol use in a community is affected by alcohol’s price and availability.
  • Underage drinking is affected by exposure to alcohol marketing.
  • Underage drinking is also influenced by adult drinking, and youth often obtain alcohol from adults.

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