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SCSU nursing students Lauren Windschitl, left, and Allison Ackers show off the chart they helped put together on the findings from a study conducted this fall at Ridgewater College. Tribune photo by Anne Polta

Consumption begins early for underage drinkers, new study shows

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WILLMAR -- Underage drinkers often start consuming alcohol by the time they're in their mid-teens, and they're most likely to drink when they're with their friends, a new survey has found.


The findings suggest that prevention activities should start early, said the St. Cloud State University nursing students who conducted the survey at Ridgewater College in Willmar.

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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