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Some teens choose not to drink at all

 

August 8, 2002



Peer pressure cannot be measured, but in Levi Briese's case, it can be counted. At one high school party, a classmate told Briese, one of the nondrinkers in the popular crowd at Havre, he would pool together $1,000 if Briese would drink a beer.

At another party, a boy offered Briese his ATM card with the same challenge.

"They see me as a nondrinker, and they want to make me a drinker," said Briese, who will be a senior.

Briese is a rare commodity in Hill County. Not only does he not drink, but the multi-sport athlete doesn't even drink pop.

On drinking nights, he dutifully acts as the desig...



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