Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Models of Restraint a Study Shows Millennials Often Forgo Alcohol

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Models of Restraint a Study Shows Millennials Often Forgo Alcohol

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Young people today are drinking less alcohol than used to be the case, a surprising research finding and one that deserves to be noted in light of the growing rate of liver disease among American adults.

The decline in consumption has been measured among U.S. teens and adults in their 20s. Overall, they're drinking less than their counterparts did 10 to 15 years ago, according to the annual Monitoring the Future study of 50,000 people by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Lower consumption also has been noted among young people in other countries, and the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has reported less binge-drinking among secondary school students. Then there's the eyewitness accounts from bartenders who report that they're selling fewer alcoholic drinks and more non-alcoholic drinks to young patrons. …

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