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With an abundance of information and misinformation out there, how do we know what is true? Underage drinking is defined as consuming alcohol while under the legal drinking age of 21-years-old. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), most people younger than age 21 who drink alcohol report binge drinking; often consuming large amounts. Excessive alcohol consumption is defined as more than 1 drink per day for females and 2 for males. It can also be defined as 7 drinks in a week for females and 14 drinks in a week for males. Along with this information, we have to keep in mind that one “drink” can be classified as 12 fl. oz. of beer, 8-9 fl. oz. of malt liquor, 5 fl. oz. of wine or 1.5 fl. oz of liquor. Here are some common myths about alcohol, underage use, and the truth behind those myths.