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Alcohol Use Among Teens Is Epidemic
Alcohol is still the number one drug of choice among teens, according to the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). Abusing alcohol is a factor in risky sexual behavior and motor vehicle crashes, the agency says. A NIAAA survey in 2004 found that about 20 percent of eighth graders and about half of high school seniors reported drinking alcohol in the month before the survey.