Category: Underage Drinking Prevention

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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Underage Drinking Problem Prevention: Some Thoughts

John Buell is a columnist at the Bangor Daily News. Here he gives some thoughts on underage drinking problem prevention. Also see his “Facts of Teen Prohibition: Facing Its Grim Failure – What Parents Can Do” and My critics are certain that teens are uniquely damaged even by modest amounts of alcohol. Yet if readers …

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Ineffective DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Program Popular

Virtually everyone loves the ineffective DARE program. That is, except scientific researchers. They consistently find that that it is completely ineffective. In fact not a single published report has ever found DARE to be effective. Indeed, some have even found it to be counterproductive. That is, program students later consumed more alcohol than those who …

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Facts of Teen Prohibition: Facing Its Grim Failure – What Parents Can Do

In “Facts of Teen Prohibition: Facing Its Grim Failure” journalist John Buell describes below problems alcohol prohibition causes. Also see his “Underage Drinking Problem Prevention: Some Thoughts” and “Alcohol Brain Science of Teens: Dissenting Ideas.” The Case Against Infant Formula Three weeks before publishing its eye-catching “Grim Neurology of Teenage Drinking,” The New York Times …

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Alcohol Ads the Problem? No. Learn Why They are Not

Are alcohol ads the problem leading to alcohol abuse? Dr. Levy explains why they are not. by Robert A. Levy, J.D., Ph.D. The state tobacco lawsuits had an enduring and corrupting effect on the rule of law. The legal travesty du jour involves yet another “sin” industry. This time the trial lawyers are hounding the …

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Alternatives to D.A.R.E.:Drug Abuse Resistance Education

Alternatives to D.A.R.E. 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 …

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Early Onset of Drinking: What Research Shows May Surprise You!

Early onset of drinking. That is, early age when people begin to drink. What are the results of early onset of drinking? Some say it leads to alcoholism (alcohol dependence) later in life. I. Caution from NIAAA The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) summarizes research on the subject. Specifically, on the eelationship …

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Legal Drinking Ages around the World – You’ll be Surprised!

Legal drinking ages around the world vary greatly. Most such laws apply only to drinking alcoholic beverages in public. The only countries with a minimum legal age for consuming alcohol at home are England and Wales. They prohibit drinking below the age of six. I. Background The average (mean) minimum legal drinking age around the …

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Effects of Alcohol Advertising (Very Surprising Facts!)

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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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“Keepin’ It REAL”: DARE’s Effectiveness (Facts Everyone Should Know)

The Drug Resistance Abuse Resistance (DARE) program is a very popular one. Teachers love it because police officers, not they, teach it. Administrators love it because it shows that they’re “doing something” about alcohol and drugs. Police love it because it beats boring patrols and night shifts. Students love it because it’s more interesting than …

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