While still problematic, alcohol use among teens is down.
A national survey of eighth, 10th and 12th-grade students for 2018 monitoring the future study found that overall alcohol use has dropped in recent years.
According to the data, by the end of 12th grade, 59-percent of students had “consumed more than a few sips” of alcohol.
Just under 43-percent of 12th-graders “reported having been drunk at least once in their life.”
The American Academy of Pediatrics says continuing to send a message to teens about the dangers of drinking alcohol can help the trend to continue.
They also recommend banning the sale of powdered alcohol.