- Associated Press - Thursday, June 12, 2014

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico high school students are less likely to binge drink than their peers in other states, but they likely took their first drink at a younger age.

That information comes from a survey released Thursday by the Centers Disease Control. The New Mexico Health Department analyzed and released by the New Mexico data, which shows 17 percent of New Mexico high school students report binge drinking, compared to 21 percent nationally. But 22 percent of students report taking their first drink before the age of 13, compared to 19 percent nationally.

New Mexico students are also more likely to have used drugs like cocaine or methamphetamine, but were less likely to be sexually active.

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