Teenage binge drinking has “dropped off the cliff”

Stuff reports:

Teenage binge drinking has “dropped off the cliff” in the last 20 years but, until now, no-one really knew why.

A new paper, “What explains the decline in adolescent binge-drinking in New Zealand?”, comes up with some answers but the reasons are complicated, surprising and sometimes contradict themselves.

The data is no surprise to me as I have often blogged on it. However those who keep pushing for increasing the drinking age to 20 always portray the opposite – that youth drinking is getting worse.

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