SURVEY FINDS MOST TEENS DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL
Submitted by Paulina Skladanowska on 25th October 2013 – 10:01
Encouraging news from the US. A new survey of 695 students finds that more that 3 out of 4 teens say they do not drink alcohol.
Top reasons why teens said they abstained from alcohol were because it is illegal, it can be harmful to their health, it can affect their grades, their parents disapprove, and they do not want to be like others who drink.
The survey also found that more than half said they would be less likely to be friends with or date an under-age drinker. ‘As adults, we know how dangerous underage drinking is for our kids, but these new survey results show that teens are getting the message, too,’ according to Jan Withers from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), which released the poll.