CDC: Teen drinking hits 25-year low

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CDC: Teen drinking hits 25-year low. Ali Gorman reports during Action News at 5 p.m. on May 11, 2017. (WPVI)

There's some good news in the fight to stop underage drinking.

The latest survey by the CDC shows drinking among teenagers is now at its lowest rate in 25 years of tracking.

It says about 1 in 3 teens has had 1 or more alcoholic drinks in the past month.

There's been a steady decline since 1991, when half of all teens were drinking.

Binge drinking has also dropped - from a high of nearly 32-percent in 1999 to a low of just under 18-percent in 2015.

However, study leaders say the rate is still too high, and more should be done to bring those numbers down.

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