Washington, DC —  The 2006 Monitoring the Future Survey, released today, noted there was a significant decrease in lifetime and past year alcohol consumption among 12th graders from 2005.

Additionally, a special analysis for ONDCP revealed a significant 13% decrease in past month alcohol consumption among 8th, 10th and 12th grades combined from 35.7% in 2001 to 31.1% in 2006.

Recognizing the importance of this issue and that more needs to be done, The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility, a national not-for-profit organization funded by America's leading distillers, works continuously with private and public organizations across the country to provide resources to fight underage drinking. We believe programs such as Brandon Tells His Story; Ask, Listen, Learn; Girl Talk: Choices and Consequences of Underage Drinking, our latest "We Don't Serve Teens" campaign, and others have contributed to the decline in underage drinking.

The Foundation's programs can be ordered free-of-charge.

Launched in 1991, The Century Council is funded by America's leading distillers. The Foundation's mission is to promote responsible decision-making regarding beverage alcohol and discourage all forms of irresponsible consumption through education, communications, research, law enforcement and other programs. For more information on the Foundation, log onto


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The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility
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