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Underage Drinking on the Rise

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Underage Drinking on the Rise

Nebraska is apparently bucking a national trend when it comes to lower levels of underage drinking. Nicole Carritt is the Executive Director of Project Extra Mile and says the state saw a six percent increase in underage drinking from 2007 to 2011. She says that was just one of the findings in a new policy report on underage drinking in the state. 

Carritt says the report also shows that in 2011, one in four Nebraska high school students reported either being a passenger in a vehicle that was driven by someone drinking or driving a vehicle while or after drinking themselves within the past 30 days. It also shows that in a ranking of states based on alcohol percentage consumed by youth (with one being the highest) Nebraska ranked 5th. 
The University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Center for Health Policy co-authored this report.

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