US Teenagers Are Backing Away From Sex, Drugs and Alcohol

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Published on March 22, 2019 - Duration: 01:24s

US Teenagers Are Backing Away From Sex, Drugs and Alcohol

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.

Cigarette use also dropped from 70.1% in 1991 to 39.5%.

That's a huge drop from 54.1% in 1991.

The data goes on to show that drug use saw the smallest decrease from 24% to 19.8%.

According to Axios, psychologists say technology is a big factor for the shifts.

Teenagers are now interacting more through smartphones instead of in person.

Studies add that kids are also trying to cultivate good images on social media and see things like drugs and alcohol as potentially damaging.

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