Category: Underage Drinking Prevention

Zero Tolerance for Underage Drinking or Possession of Alcohol

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Zero tolerance for underage drinking or possession of alcohol has strong public support. However, popular support doesn’t make zero tolerance effective. In fact, it’s often counterproductive. Radley Balko is an award-winning writer for the Washington Post and a member of The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board. Balko is a former policy analyst for the Cato Institute and a …

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“A Matter of Degree” Program to Prevent Alcohol Abuse is Ineffective

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The “A Matter of Degree” program to prevent alcohol abuse is ineffective. It was to reduce drinking and alcohol-related problems on college campuses. The Program Ten universities across the U.S. received almost nine million dollars to reduce the presence of alcohol in their campus environments. One of the strongest supporters of the program, Henry Wechsler, and …

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Alcohol Brain Science of Teens: Dissenting Ideas to Consider

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In his discussion below on teen alcohol brain science, journalist John Buell raises serious questions. For more observationd by John Buell, visit “Facts of Teen Prohibition” and “Underage Drinking Problem Prevention.” Earlier I suggested that collegiate binge drinking would increase if society intensified campaigns against all underage drinking. Recent publicity about new scientific evidence on …

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Alternatives to D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Program

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Alternatives to D.A.R.E. are important. The DARE program is very popular. However, researchers have, without exception, found it to be ineffective. Even worse, some have found it to be sometimes counterproductive. That is, worse than doing nothing. For example, see Drug Abuse Resistance Education: the Effectiveness of DARE. That’s the conclusion of the US Department …

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Effects of Alcohol Advertising (Very Surprising Facts!)

What are the effects of alcohol advertising? Does alcohol advertising cause people to begin drinkng or to drink more? Could it cause alcohol abuse? These important questions need answers. And we need research evidence instead of opinions or gut feelings. So, alcohol advertising causes young people to begin drinking. It increases alcohol consumption. And that …

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