teens_graduating_manassas-600pxA rising number of Australian teenagers are choosing not to drink alcohol, according to the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre.

Between 2001 and 2010 the number of teens aged 14 to 17 abstaining from alcohol rose from 33 percent to more than 50 percent, the research shows.

“There’s also a sense that the current generation is very focused on health and well-being and this is one step they’re taking to try and stay fitter and healthier, said the study’s author Dr Michael Livingston.

(READ the article from ABC.net.au)

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