Holy crap. Nearly half of teens don’t see 5+ drinks a day as a big deal
on 07/04/11 at 10:27 amBooze News
When asked if they see “great risk” in drinking that much, almost half the teens questioned — 45 percent — didn’t see it as a big deal.
The study released Wednesday by The Partnership at Drugfree.org also showed upward trends in marijuana and Ecstasy use among young people in grades 9 through 12.
“You’re seeing this weakness in this generation of teens’ attitudes around drug and alcohol use,” says Steve Pasierb, president of the partnership. “It’s not like this generation of kids thinks they’re more bulletproof than others, but they really don’t see any harm in that heavy drinking.”
And while the numbers suggest many teens do not perceive significant harm in heavy drinking, the percentage of teens drinking is down.