Study: Fewer teens drinking alcohol

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Alcohol use in teens down

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.

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