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Alcohol Use Among Girls and Young Women: A Worrying Trend

For decades, data showed that boys and young men were more likely to drink than girls and young women, but that trend has reversed. Data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health show that girls and young women ages 12–20 are drinking more alcohol than their male counterparts. This fact sheet shares the facts on this shift in behavior to help the prevention field envision strategies to curb harmful drinking behaviors among girls and young women.

This fact sheet, “Alcohol use among girls and young women: A worrying trend,” was produced by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

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