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Report: Teen Drinking a Big Problem in KS

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A new report on underage drinking in Kansas discloses some sobering statistics about alcohol abuse by teenagers in the state. The report, from the Underage Drinking Enforcement Center, cites alcohol abuse as a factor in a number of teenage fatalities in Kansas including deaths from murder, suicide, traffic crashes, drowning and alcohol poisoning. Kansas Family Partnership’s Nicole Stejskal (STAY-skull) says teen drinking is much more common than many parents suspect.



The report also shows that 15 percent of Kansas 10th graders say they’ve binged on alcohol at least once in the previous month.

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