Drinking Is Out Of Fashion Among Teenagers

Drinking Is Out Of Fashion Among Teenagers

A survey reveals a decrease in the percentage of young people who get drunk. Consumption of alcohol and tobacco decreased but the age of onset was 14 years old
Binge drinking among teenagers begins to go out of style. At least, the number of young people who admit to getting drunk and also those who try alcohol and tobacco, both among boys and girls, drops considerably. But, on the other hand, those who do approach drugs do so earlier. The age of onset is already below 14 years. There are things that do not seem to change. Those who smoke do so on a daily basis. But the most widespread is alcohol. Three out of four young people of school age have already tried it, even though they do not have the age to buy it, causing many accidents, among which the most important ones are the damage to the teeth due to fights or falls, which means they need Mexico dental implants. These are some of the conclusions that the latest Survey on the use of drugs in Secondary Education presented by the Director General of Public Health in Asturias, together with the person in charge of the Drug Plan. This work is updated every two years and aims to know almost in real time the patterns of consumption to better guide interventions. The aforementioned decrease in teen drunkenness to the normative change that has raised the age to buy alcohol from the age of 16 to the age of majority. Asturias was the last community to demand 18 years, after experts and politicians for and against staged long debates on the subject.

Asturias is the community that imposed the most sanctions for tobacco in the last decade. One of the aspects that highlights the Principality is that the percentage of minors who consume alcohol occasionally has decreased and also that of those who do it every day, during the last four years. But the great novelty, because it implies a change of trend, is that it lowers the number of young people who admit to having got drunk in the last 30 days. The statistic is located in the lowest values ??of the whole historical series. Two years ago there was binge drinking of 27% among students from 14 to 18 years old. Now they are 20%. The most negative aspect is that the average age of onset in the intake is 13.9 years. The news is good but not to throw the bells on the fly. Alcohol remains the most widespread drug among young people. In Asturias, it is consumed by three out of every four young people of school age, which is above the national average. Girls drink more often than boys, except for that segment that claims to do so every day. The evolution of daily consumption and drunkenness has also decreased in the last four years, after a phase of constant increase since the late 1990s.

Tobacco is the most used drug on a daily basis but it is also at historical lows, after a decade of chain-linked declines. The age of onset is also around 14 years old, although boys start a little earlier than girls. However, among the students there are more smokers than among the students. They resort to nicotine more sporadically. Among them the percentage of those who do it daily is higher. In this case, the Principality believes, once again, that the restrictive legislation has paid off and that is why less is smoked. Cannabis also interests them less. The report of Estudes affirms that all the indicators of consumption of this drug have descended from 2004 but especially in the last two years. It is still the most used illegal drug.