continued “Unfortunately, these levels are significantly above national averages, so communities still have work to do,” he said. “Especially troubling is that more than one in five seventh and eighth graders report riding in a car or truck in the past 30 days with a driver who has been drinking.
“We know that youth binge drinking and other drug abuse closely parallels adult binge drinking and drug abuse,” he added. “Adults in our communities need to mobilize and take action on a community level to change the conditions that support substance abuse and insure that our small towns and villages are great places for families and kids.
“Ticonderoga is taking an important step in this positive direction,” MacDevitt said.