March 2014: Alcoholism At Large
Impact of fake IDs on underage drinking
Many underage youth use false identification to buy alcohol. A new study has found that almost two-thirds of the college students sampled used false IDs.
“First, heavy drinkers tend to be more likely to obtain and use a false ID,” said Amelia M. Arria, director of the Center on Young Adult Health and Development at the University of Maryland. “Second, false ID use appears to contribute to further increases in how much and how often a student drinks.”