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April 11, 2008

CONTACT

Marla Augustine, Communications and Legislative Services, (402) 471-4047 or marla.augustine@dhhs.ne.gov

Media Availability

When: Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at 2:00 p.m.

Where: Milo Bail Student Center, Aksarben Room, University of Nebraska-Omaha campus

Who: Acting U.S. Surgeon General Rear Admiral Steven K. Galson

What: The Surgeon General is visiting Nebraska to issue a call to action to Nebraska parents, students, educators and community members to address the problem of underage drinking.

Facts:

  • Alcohol is the most commonly used substance among high school students in Nebraska.
  • More than 2 in every 5 Nebraska high school students are current drinkers.
  • Approximately 3 in every 10 Nebraska high school students binge drink.
  • High school students in Nebraska are more likely than high school students nationally to binge drink.
  • High school students in Nebraska are more likely than students nationally to report driving after drinking.

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