PA's liquor control coard is highlighting reductions in binge drinking but a troubling trend of alcohol use by very young children

06.01.17 | Terry Diener

The board Wednesday released a biennial report required by lawmakers on trends in underage and high-risk drinking and prevention strategies.

Officials said Pennsylvania is below the national average for reported binge drinking by eighth and 10th grade students, and there was a reduction in such drinking among 10th and 12 graders from 2013 to 2015. But they say it’s troubling the number of children eight, nine and 10 years old who are trying alcohol and even drinking on a somewhat regular basis.