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Students binge, but GA isn't too bad

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  Startling new numbers show one in four high school students binge drink. The survey ranked Georgia fifth lowest nationwide in adult binge drinking.

The CDC found from 1993 to 2009 binge drinking decreased among high school boys but stayed the same among high school girls.

At Lee County High School they talk to students about the dangers of drinking and giving in to peer pressure.

"Peer pressure can cause you to do thing that later on you absolutely totally regret. So you have to be careful about getting yourself in a bad situation," said Lee County High School Principal Kevin Dowling.

Principal Kevin Dowling says as a coach and parent he allow kids to make him the bad guy to get out of a situation.

He says students can discreetly send a text to a parent or a friend asking them to show up and help them out if they're being pressured to drink.


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