Category: Underage Drinking Problems

Underage Drinking is Legal in Most US States (Learn Which)

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Most U.S. states permit persons under the age of 21 to consume alcohol in many ways. Thus, underage drinking is legal in 41 US states. In spite of “The National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984” (The Act). The National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984 A group opposed to youth drinking explains The Act.. …

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Reduce Alcohol Problems among Youth: Here’s How We Can Do It

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We really can reduce alcohol problems. Here we describe how to do it. REDUCE ALCOHOL PROBLEMS  I. INTRODUCTION Let’s imagine how we might prepare youth to drive. We would tell young people that driving is very dangerous. Tens of thousands of people die in traffic crashes each year. And many times that number are injured. …

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Alcohol Policy for Youth in the U.S.: What Should It Be?

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What should alcohol policy for youth be in the U.S.? This is a heated subject. Here the National Youth Rights Association (NYRA) gives its views.                Overview I.  Alcohol Policy for Youth II. Resources I. Alcohol Policy for Youth NYRA believes U.S. youth alcohol policy should recognize the inevitability of alcohol …

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Alcohol Education by Parents: Should States Prohibit It?

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Many U.S. states prohibit alcohol education by parents. This is a radical change over time            Overview I.   Tradition II.  Radical Laws III. Effective Alcohol Education IV.  Resources Alcohol Education by Parents I.  Tradition Both common law and tradition give parents very wide latitude in raising their children. Parents can …

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Calories in Alcoholic Beverages & in Non-Alcoholic as Well

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It’s common to discourage alcohol drinking among college students. One way is to stress the calories in alcohol. But this may have dangerous outcomes.              Overview I.   The Study II.  Calories in Beverages III. Resources I. The Study A study of 4,271 students from ten colleges were in the …

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Alcohol Education Scare Tactics Are Not Effective

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I. Scare Tactics The use of alcohol education scare tactics has been traditional in alcohol education. But the alcohol education scare approach isn’t effective. Yet this fact has’t discouraged its use. But research beginning in the 1930s has found that scare tactics tend to be ineffective.  And can be counterproductive. In short, people tend to …

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Parents, Children, and Drinking Alcohol at Home: What to Do?

The question of parents, children, and drinking alcohol at home is an important one. And one with which parents often wrestle. Other cultures can suggest an answer, but ultimately parents must decide what’s best for their children. Many parents recognize what has long been understood by some groups. They include Italians, Greeks, French, Spaniards, Portuguese, …

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Criticisms of Social Norms Marketing for Alcohol Abuse

An approach to reducing alcohol abuse is social norms marketing. Some prefer to call it social norms clarification. It’s effective, but not without its detractors. Here we look at criticisms of social norms marketing. But first, here’s a quick look at what it is. Social Norms Marketing Social norms clarification is based on a simple …

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