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Keep Talking Montana

Parents, we need your help. Studies show that parental disapproval of underage drinking is the number one reason that children choose not to drink alcohol.

Here in Montana, underage drinking is a serious public health concern. Alcohol remains the number one drug of abuse for Montana's youth. In fact, in 2014, results from the statewide Prevention Needs Assessment Survey of 10,731 students in grades 8, 10 and 12 revealed that 15.6 percent of 8th graders, 36.2 percent of 10th graders, and 51.1 percent of 12th graders had used alcohol within the past 30 days.

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