Teen binge drinking at ‘historic low’ in US

10th June, 2016 by Melita Kiely

Underage and binge drinking levels have dropped to “historic lows” in the US, according to the latest survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Underage and binge drinking rates have reached “historic lows” in the US

According to the 2015 National Youth Risk Behaviour Survey (YRBS), which is released every two years by the CDC, underage and binge drinking rates among secondary school students are at their lowest levels since the survey was founded in 1991.

In addition, the results of the survey showed underage and binge drinking has been “consistently” declining at a “statistically significant rate” over the last 10 years.

The survey analysed more than 150,000 secondary students in the US and is one of three surveys sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services.

“This long-term decline in underage and binge drinking is extremely encouraging,” said Kraig R. Naasz, Distilled Spirits Council president and CEO.

“Public-private partnerships, including those sponsored by the distilled spirits sector, are clearly working and we must continue these collective efforts in order to keep the momentum moving forward.”

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