Underage drinking in the U.S. decreased from 28.8% in 2002 to 22.7% in 2013, according to a new report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. During that period, underage binge drinking – having five or more drinks on the same occasion – decreased from 19.3% to 14.2%. Despite those declines, in 2013, about 8.7 million people aged 12 to 20 reported drinking alcohol in the past month and 5.4 million were current binge drinkers. For more information on how to talk to youths about alcohol use, visit the SAMHSA website