New study claims teens reckon drinking booze is for dweebs

Teens are ditching the traditonally hyped excessive drinking culture, and other drugs, for a more laid back, pizza and board game, Saturday night in.

According to a new study involving more than 40,000 Aussies, teens are hitting the turps way less than they were before with only 45% claiming they've knocked a few bevos back.

That 45% stat is a major drop from the 70% recorded back in 2000.

The study, conducted by Professor John Toumbourou​ of Deakin University, surveyed 41,000 Australian adolescents with an average age of 13.5.