Underage Drinking Lowest in 15 Years

Alcohol consumption by students in grades six through twelve in the U.S. has dropped to the lowest level in the 15-year history of the annual Pride Surveys.

The survey, which is officially endorsed by federal legislation, was conducted among 101,882 students across the U.S.

The results were released by the National Parents' Resource Institute for Drug Education.


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