Binge drinking is a risky behavior on many levels.
According to Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, about
90% of the alcohol consumed by youth under the age of 21 in the United States is
in the form of binge drinks.
Excessive drinking both in the form of heavy drinking or
binge drinking, is associated with numerous health problems, including—
Chronic diseases such as liver cirrhosis (damage to liver
cells); pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas); various cancers, including
liver, mouth, throat, larynx (the voice box), and esophagus; high blood
pressure; and psychological disorders.
injuries, such as motor-vehicle traffic crashes, falls, drowning, burns and
such as child maltreatment, homicide, and suicide.
infant death syndrome (SIDS).
Alcohol abuse or dependence.
Repeated episodes of binge drinking during adolescence may
lead to long-lasting deficits in cognitive abilities, including learning and
According to TN state law you can face criminal AND civil charges for providing alcohol to anyone under 21 years old.