More Young Americans Are Choosing To Avoid Alcohol Than In The Past, Study Finds

More Young Americans Are Choosing To Avoid Alcohol Than In The Past, Study Finds


A new study has found that more young Americans are choosing to avoid alcohol than those in the same age group did nearly two decades ago.

“We’re encouraged by the significant decreases in alcohol use disorder — for both college and non-college students,” Sean Esteban McCabe, director of the Center for the Study of Drugs, Alcohol, Smoking and Health at the University of Michigan School of Nursing and lead author of the study published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics shared, per CNN.

Between 2002 and 2018, the number of adults age 18 to 22 in the US who abstained from drinking alcohol increased from 20% to 28% for those in college. https://t.co/QwxN14EV3U

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The study found that adults ages 18-22 in the United States have decided to abstain from drinking alcohol by more than 20 percent. (RELATED: Beer Brewed To ‘Celebrate’ All Things ‘Progressive’ Taken Off Shelf Over Racist Look)

College bound kids who have opted not to drink has gone from from 20% to 28%. And for those not in school the percentage of youth not drinking went from 24% in 2002 to 30% in 2018. The study

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