Alcohol Use by Underaged Youths Drops

Current alcohol use by underaged young people dropped 5.6% between 2007 and 2008 according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Current alcohol consumption also declined within every age category within the group (12-13, 14-15, 16-17, and 18-20). In addition, current alcohol drinking both overall and within each age category dropped significantly since 2002.

 

Reference:

  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2009). Results from the 2008 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: National Findings (Office of Applied Studies, NSDUH Series H-36, HHS Publication No. SMA 09-4434). Rockville, MD.

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