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Study: Underage drinking declining in US

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(CNN) -- A new government study finds that underage drinking is on the decline.

The report found that drinking among Americans age 12 to 20 dropped six percent between 2002 and 2013.

Underage binge drinking fell more than five percent.

The report was released Thursday by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Its spokesman says while the report shows promise, in 2013, about one in every five people questioned between the ages of 12 and 20 said they recently drank alcohol.

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