The use of alcohol by teens continues its steady decline.
For 12th-graders, alcohol use peaked in 1997, with more than half (52.7 percent) reporting drinking alcohol in the past month.
Only 39.2 percent of seniors reported past month use this year.
An indicator of binge drinking (defined in the survey as five or more drinks in a row at least once in the past two weeks) stayed the same as last year for eighth-graders (5.1 percent) but dropped considerably for 10th-graders (to 13.7 percent from 15.6 percent in 2012.)
The 2013 binge drinking rate for 12th-graders is 22.1 percent.
Other findings from this year's MTF survey include:
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Monitoring the Future Survey (MTF) is one of three major surveys sponsored by the U.S Department of Health and Human Services that provide data on substance use among youth.MTF is an annual survey that measures drug use and attitudes among students in grades 8, 10 and 12.