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Young US alcohol users often get alcohol from family or home

A report on behavioural health statistics for young Americans from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health was published in February.
The report shows that 6% of 12 to 14 year olds drank alcohol in the past month (according to combined 2006 to 2009 data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health). Almost all of these adolescents (93.4%) were given the alcohol and 44.8% obtained the alcohol from their family or at home.

The report is available from http://oas.samhsa.gov/spotlight/Spotlight022YouthAlcohol.pdf
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