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Underage Alcohol Use:
Findings from the 2002-2006
National Surveys on Drug Use and Health

Michael R. Pemberton
James D. Colliver
Tania M. Robbins
Joseph C. Gfroerer

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Office of Applied Studies


This report was prepared by the Division of Population Surveys, Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and by RTI International, a trade name of Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Work by RTI was performed under Contract No. 283-2004-00022. At RTI, the report was authored by Michael R. Pemberton, and all statistical analyses were conducted by Tania M. Robbins. Other contributors and reviewers at RTI listed alphabetically include Jeremy Aldworth, Justine Allpress, Teresa R. Davis, David C. Heller, Larry A. Kroutil, Mary Ellen Marsden, Lisa Packer, and Kathryn Spagnola. At SAMHSA, the report was coauthored by James D. Colliver, conceptualized by Joseph C. Gfroerer, and reviewed by Joel Kennet. Also at RTI, report and web production staff listed alphabetically include Teresa G. Bass, Wendy Broome, Cassandra M. Carter, Joyce Clay-Brooks, Diane G. Eckard, Shari B. Lambert, Danny Occoquan, Brenda K. Porter, Pamela Couch Prevatt, and Richard S. Straw. Final report production was provided by Beatrice Rouse, Coleen Sanderson, and Jane Feldmann at SAMHSA.

Public Domain Notice

All material appearing in this report is in the public domain and may be reproduced or copied without permission from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. However, this publication may not be reproduced or distributed for a fee without specific, written authorization of the Office of Communications, SAMHSA, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Citation of the source is appreciated. Suggested citation:

Pemberton, M. R., Colliver, J. D., Robbins, T. M., & Gfroerer, J. C. (2008). Underage alcohol use: Findings from the 2002-2006 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health (DHHS Publication No. SMA 08-4333, Analytic Series A-30). Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Office of Applied Studies.

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June 2008

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