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Health Watch/Copper Country Mental Health

Youth must know dangers of alcohol and drug abuse

October 3, 2013
The Daily Mining Gazette

Alcohol advertisers often remind us "to drink responsibly," and half our nation's population over age 12 engages in the "to drink," part. Whether they do it responsibly is debatable. October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, and a time to ponder our substance use. More than half of Americans age 12 years and older regularly consume alcohol, and almost a quarter of the population engages in binge drinking (having five or more drinks on the same occasion on at least one day in the previous 30 days).



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