Real Life

19 November 2018

Sheffield University research shows sharp decline in youth drinking

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A report published recently by the University of Sheffield’s Alcohol Research Group shows a sharp decline in youth drinking across all age groups over the last 15 years. It found the proportion of 16 – 17 year olds binge drinking within the last week fell from 30 per cent in 2002 to just six per cent in 2016.

According to the research, young people are now less likely to drink and, if they do drink, they start doing so later, drink less often and consume smaller amounts.

To read the full report and article, click here.

According to new research, binge drinking is going out of fashion among young people.