A Panhandle college is hosting a town hall meeting on underage drinking.
Alcohol use is more likely to kill young people than all illegal drugs combined.
By the time they reach the eighth grade, nearly 50 percent of adolescents have had at least one drink, and over 20 percent report having been drunk.
Those numbers keep getting higher by the time teens hit 12th grade.
Apart from being illegal, underage drinking poses a high risk to both the individuals and society.
Chipola cCollege will host a town hall meeting on underage drinking, Wednesday, March 26, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., in Jackson Hall.
Students, faculty and community members are invited to attend.