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Hard liquor drink of choice among high school students

By  Stephanie Springer  - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A new study shows that not only are kids drinking alcohol but hard liquor is the most common alcoholic drink consumed by high school students in Georgia.

But where are teenagers getting it you may ask? According to U.S health officials most students get the alcohol from someone else who bought it and they then drank it at another person's home.

Of the 38 percent of students polled who were current drinkers the liquor choices were bourbon, scotch, rum, vodka and whiskey.

Local liquor stores say they go to great lengths to make sure they don't sell to underage drinkers.

"Generally on Friday and Saturday night our security will card the people at the door and if they look underage they cannot come in..if they don't have an identification no matter how old they look they cant come in," said Rusty McDaniel, Lighthouse Liquors.

Researchers analyzed data from over 2,000 ninth- to twelfth-grade students in Georgia.

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