Recent data suggests that teenage girls are drinking more than boys, and for more serious reasons. The results came from the Partnership Attitude Tracking Study which surveys teen attitudes and behaviors. The number of girls who are drinking rose from 53 percent to 59 percent whereas boys stayed around 52 percent. The rise in teenage girls drinking may be affected by the rise in alco-pops that are available. Girls also admitted to drinking as a way to handle their problems whereas boys drink for more social reasons. This may be because teenage girls are more attuned to their feelings, or are just more willing to admit their emotions than boys.