How much drinking is really going on? (TheCoolSpot.gov)
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Many kids in middle school (and older people for that matter) don't have the real story.

Take this quiz--based on a new national survey--for a reality check about drinking in the United States.
It might surprise you.

This quiz has three questions, and each question has three answer choices.

1. How many 13-year-olds drank in the past month? On average:

    a) Most : 9 out of 10
    b) Half: 5 out of 10
    c) Very few: Less than 1 out of 10
The correct answer is: c) "Very few: Less than 1 out of 10."
Only about 7 in 100 13-year olds drank in the past month. So MOST--93 out of 100--did not.


2. Among kids ages 12 to 17, how many drank in the past month? On average:
    a) Most: 8 out of 10
    b) Half: 5 out of 10
    c) A few: Less than 2 out of 10
The correct answer is: c) "A few: Less than 2 out of 10."
About 18 in 100 kids ages 12-17 drank in the past month. So MOST--82 out of 100--did not.


3. How many adults aged 35 and older drank in the past month?
(most parents of middle schoolers are this old.)
On average:

    a) Most: 8 out of 10
    b) About Half: 5 out of 10
    c) A few: 2 out of 10

The correct answer is b) "About Half: 5 out of 10."
52% of adults aged 35 and up drank in the past month. So nearly half drank less recently or not at all
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Get it? If you choose not to drink, you're not alone.

 

http://www.thecoolspot.gov/realityCheck.asp

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