Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

Co­conut does won­der some times. Al­co­hol con­sump­tion by Aus­tralian stu­dents is sig­nif­i­cantly de­creas­ing, ac­cord­ing to a lit­tle bit in the pa­per. It said “around a quar­ter of 12 to 17 year olds drink­ing in the past month com­pared to 37 per cent in 2008”. The lat­est Aus­tralian Sec­ondary Stu­dents’ Al­co­hol and Drug (AS­SAD) sur­vey found 15 per cent of 12 to 17-year-old stu­dents na­tion­ally con­sumed al­co­hol in the past seven days, a drop from 23 per cent in 2008 and 17 per cent in 2011. “While the de­cline is very wel­come, Co­conut’s eye­brows did el­e­vate at the no­tion that the mea­sured drink­ing be­gan with 12 year olds. Good grief! Stop it, you pre-teens!

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