US teenagers are backing away from sex, drugs and alcohol
25 March 2019 | 12:31 pm
US teenagers are backing away from sex, drugs and alcohol. The CDC has released new data showing the changes from 1991 to 2017. Figures show that 60.4% of American high schoolers tried alcohol in 2017. That's a fall from 81.6% in 1991.
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