While the annual Monitoring the Future Surveys continue to show significant, steady declines in drinking among junior- and senior high school students in the US, trends among college students and other young adults age 19-28 are much more varied. For example, the table below shows that while drinking during the previous month declined modestly among college students from 2001 to 2011, it increased slightly among all young adults age 19-28. (Not that there's anything wrong with that, since the vast, vast majority of those in the latter sample are legal age.
|30-Day Use||2001||2006||2011||% Chg
|Been Drunk (30 days)|
|Flavored Alc Bevs (30 days)|
|5+Drinks in a Row (2 Wks)|
|Daily Pot Smoking|
|*For flavored alc bevs, trend is for 2006-2011|