August 11, 2018

Drinking down among the young

Philadelphia Inquirer

According to the Monitoring the Future Study — an annual national survey of 50,000 adolescents and young adults in America — alcohol use has dropped steeply since the 1990s.

That’s not to say everyone is going sober. Alcohol is still a large part of American culture, from happy hour after work to frat parties on college campuses... But researchers have found that young people today are throwing back fewer drinks than their counterparts 10 or 15 years ago. The decline is most significant in teens, but also present among adults in their 20s. The same trend has been recorded in Australia, the U.K., and several European countries.

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