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Attorney General McKenna Visits Wapato H.S.

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WAPATO--State Attorney General Rob McKenna visited Wapato High School Friday.

McKenna visited the school as part of his efforts to curb drug and alcohol abuse among teens.

Though parents and other adults are important influences, McKenna believes fellow teens have the most impact on each other.

"We all hear about peer pressure to drink more, for example, or to use pot," McKenna said.  "What we're generating is positive peer pressure to reinforce with each other that it's okay not to drink and smoke pot."

McKenna believes the state's recent efforts are working.  He says alcohol abuse levels among teens are lower than when he was in high school in the early 1980s.