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Survey: 3/4 of High Schoolers Say They Don’t Drink Alcohol

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) - A new survey, sponsored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), finds most high school students say they don’t drink alcohol.

77 percent in fact said they don’t binge drink on the weekends, a statics that is ringing true locally.

“It’s a good thing,” Dan Duncan with the local chapter of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse said. But he is not surprised by the findings.

Adding, “we’ve know for sometime that alcohol use is dropping in that age category.”

The problem: Duncan said the numbers are going up among high schoolers using marijuana, prescription pain killers and other drugs like MDA or Molly.

“It’s kind of like the game whack-a-mole,” Ducan said.

The survey was done as part of Red Ribbon Week (Oct. 21-25).

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