Teen alcohol addiction kills six times more youths than all other drugs combined; legal or not. Once they hit the age of 18, nearly 75 percent of all youth have had at least one drink either at home or at a party. The reason more teens die of alcohol versus adults is mainly because of binge drinking. There are nearly 11 million under age drinkers who drink more than smoke, including marijuana. Out of the media and the people around them, parents have the most influence on whether or not their child will drink alcohol.