According to a study that was conducted recently by Caron Treatment Centers, summertime is when many college students and underage drinkers are more likely to indulge in inappropriate drinking that results in a DUI arrest.

During summer, every night is a holiday night, and therefore, an opportunity to drink for underage drinkers. A recent study by the Caron Treatments Centers outlines exactly how dangerous the issue of underage DUI in this country, and how little adults are aware of it.

As many as 41% of the adults in the study between the age of 18 and 40 believe that it is best for teenagers to learn to drink responsibly in high school, than wait until they reach the legal age of 21 years. As many as 31% of the teenagers in the study said that their parents accepted underage drinking, including allowing them to drink at home, allowing parties where alcohol was served, and even more dangerous, allowing them to drive after drinking.

Underage DUI is one of the more dangerous consequences of underage drinking, and also the most neglected. This is in spite of the fact that when a college student or high school student is arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, there can be serious consequences not just for the future of the person, but also for the rest of his professional future life.

To avoid the risk of your child being arrested for DUI, have frequent conversations that center on the serious consequences of a DUI during high school or college. Use responsible drinking practices in front of your children. Ensure that the alcohol in your home is safely secured-many teenagers are able to access alcohol in their parents’ homes.

Underage DUI is one of the more dangerous consequences of underage drinking, and also the most neglected. This is in spite of the fact that when a college student or high school student is arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, there can be serious consequences not just for the future of the person, but also for the rest of his professional future life.

To avoid the risk of your child being arrested for DUI, have frequent conversations that center on the serious consequences of a DUI during high school or college. Use responsible drinking practices in front of your children. Ensure that the alcohol in your home is safely secured-many teenagers are able to access alcohol in their parents’ homes.