June 16, 2015

THE CULTURE WARS ARE A ROUT:

Underage drinking is down: Are teens partying less? (Gretel Kauffman, JUNE 16, 2015, CS Monitor)

A new report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reveals that the rates of underage drinking among young people ages 12 to 20 fell from 28.8 percent in 2002 to 22.7 percent in 2013. 

Underage binge drinking is also on the decline. In 2002, 19.3 percent of teens reported consuming five or more drinks at a time, compared to 14.2 percent in 2013. 

Drinking isn't the only wild behavior that teenagers have cut down on. Research shows that rates of sexual activity, cigarette use, and physical fighting among young people have also dropped. 

Posted by at June 16, 2015 2:29 PM
  

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