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    The new "designer drugs" have a lot to do with the decline in drinking. Who needs to drink when there are so many other more inticing ways of getting "high."
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    I think that the war on alcohol abuse is doing more to inform highschool kids. Notice that this is a poll by Freshmen. Give 'em a couple of years...the numbers will probably go up.
    Oh, and one other thing...ask how many are doing pot...it seems to be the darling substance of choice nowdays.
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    Pot and other drugs like Meth are much easier for a college aged kid to obtain than alcohol. Yet alcohol is legal. Maybe a lesson somewhere in that statement?
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    Kids today are under a lot more pressure and there futures are far from certain. They no longer have the luxury of partying and then making it later. Also with the rise of social media and the amount of avail information they behavior is available for all to see. I'm grateful there were no cell phone cameras when I was young and my bad behavior is securely lost in time.
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    Being young just isn't as fun as it used to be. Glad to not be a youngster these days because I'd be bored out of my mind.
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    It's the "Facebook Effect"....there's a generation of college graduates that opened-up about their drinking and partying on-line....and they're still unemployed.
    So yeah....they're lying.
  • #37
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    The economy can be a factor. Most probably lie as well. And why drink when weed is not as depressing or dangerous
  • #31
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    People notice when the rates are high even a little higher the media swoops down on it and a bunch of restrictions at the campus, local, or even state or federal level come up. Maybe if we had all been quiet during the late 70s early 80s the drinking age would still be 18.
    I know how I'm answering if a statistician calls me. I will tell them I don't ever use anything, even alcohol, even once in a while. True or not, as a supporter of lifestyle liberty and knowing how others will use the information any other answer wouldn't make sense.
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    I am guessing pot and other drugs have replaced drinking. Especially drugs that increase mental focus and keep people awake.
  • #27
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    This is a trick question. For one thing the rap culture doesn't go to college and it's the largest culture of all among the teenage/early 20's of America. And buddy they drink. EVERY day. Secondly, kids are more prone to lie these days than they were 10 years ago. Third Pot is cheaper than going on a binge. Less hangovers, back to studying. This survey is relevant to nothing other than most likely getting a govt grant to make your house payment for a couple of years. I liken it to the study as to why kids fall off their tricycles.
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