About 2 in 3 high school students who drink do so to the point of intoxication, that is, they binge drink (defined as having five or more drinks in a row), typically on multiple occasions.

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  1. Edwin Bonilla Says:

    66 is a high percentage so it’s terrible that is the percentage of high school students who binge drink when they have consumed alcoholic beverages. To decrease the percentage of girls and boys who are in high school who binge drink, more parents will have to teach their daughter or son about the benefits and importance of alcohol responsibility. More importantly, parents would have to make sure their daughter or son doesn’t go to events where they will drink alcoholic beverages.

  2. Ajax the Great Says:

    But wasn’t raising the drinking age to 21 supposed to keep booze away from high-schoolers? Guess not. Fewer students are drinking than in 1980, and less often, but it seems that the MORE they do WHEN they do. And while so-called “binge” drinking (5/4+ drinks/occasion) is at a record low among high-schoolers, there seems to be essentially no progress among the roughly 10% of 12th graders who engage in “extreme” drinking (10+ drinks per occasion), a truly dangerous and reckless behavior at ANY age. The Law of Eristic Escalation in action. Imposition of order = escalation of chaos.


    One need not look very far to see that the emperor isn’t wearing any clothes.