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Recent North Dakota survey shows drop in risky behavior among students

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NORTH DAKOTA—A survey of North Dakota students shows a drop in tobacco use, texting behind the wheel and more.

The 2017 Youth Behavior Survey, which is done across the state every two years says 59.2 percent of students have tried alcohol at least once.

In 2015 that number was 62.1 percent.

The results found that two percent less of students use tobacco products.

Counselors say anonymous surveys like these help professionals be proactive instead of reactive to these issues.

"If we're able to kind of stay on track every couple of years about trends, then we're able to implement the right education," said Andi Wheeler, The Village EAP Counselor.

To view the full results of the survey, click here