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"Teen binge drinking -- the real American pastime?" - Fox News. 10/25/2013.

This opinion piece responds to a paper published in JAMA Pediatrics on extreme binge drinking among teens, written by Megan Patrick, John Schulenberg, Meghan Martz, Jennifer Maggs, Patrick O'Malley, and Lloyd Johnston. The paper reports that while teen drinking declined 2005-2011, extreme binge drinking has increased. This piece focuses on the demographics of binge drinking, which is higher among whites, boys, and rural residents.

See report

Researchers:

John E. Schulenberg
Patrick M. O'Malley
Lloyd Johnston

More Media Coverage:

Christian Science Monitor. Teen drinking: Overall it's down, but binge drinking is getting more extreme. 9/18/2013.

NBC News. Extreme binge drinking among high school seniors holding steady. 9/16/2013.

Reuters. 'Extreme' binge drinking common among teens. 9/16/2013.

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