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Is Your 12 Year Old Drinking?

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  A national survey shows that 12 is the age most kids take their first drink of alcohol.

  The good news is that the percentage of underage drinkers has decreased to 22-percent of 16-year olds. And now, a new program called, "Ask, Listen, Learn", is being introduced in North Dakota schools to improve those numbers.

  It's being introduced by the Attorney General's office and encourages kids to say yes to a healthy lifestyle and no to underage drinking.

Dana Fudurich, The Century Council: "Positive peer pressure exactly. We want to educate kids that they think the majority of their peers are drinking and in fact they aren't. 22-percent of 16 year olds reports that they drink. So, it's not that everybody is doing it."

  If you'd like to learn more about the program, including how to talk with your kids about drinking go to: www.asklistenlearn.com

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