Teach Drinking in Moderation

Well known medical authority Dr. Dean Edell, M.D., observes that “a growing group of physicians is saying that we should adopt the European approach to alcohol.” That is, that we should teach at home those under 21 how to drink in moderation. By not permitting young people to drink under the age of 21, we fail to teach them responsible drinking behaviors.


  • Edell, Dean. Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Healthiness. NY: HarperCollins, 2004.