Friday, September 04, 2009

Study: Georgia Teens Prefer Hard Liquor

A study of teenagers in Georgia found that hard alcohol was the most abused substance among high school students:

  • Thirty-eight percent of surveyed students told researchers that they were drinkers.
  • Forty-four percent of self-identified teen drinkers had consumed Scotch, bourbon, rum, vodka or whiskey within the past month.
  • The majority drank at friends houses and got the alcohol from someone who bought it for them.

Researchers used data from 2,465 students in grades nine through 12 that had been collected for the 2007 Youth Risk Behavior Survey.