Category: Underage Drinking Problems

Effectiveness of Keg Registration: Learn about Keg Registration

effectiveness of keg registration

The effectiveness of keg registration (or keg tagging) in reducing underage drinking problems is unclear. That’s because virtually no research on the subject is done. Even publications that suggest findings often don’t. An example is “Measuring public policy. The case of beer keg registration laws.”1 We need to know the specific effectiveness of keg registration laws. …

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Dangers of Drinking Games: Learn How to Avoid the Dangers!

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The dangers of drinking games are many. Here we explain their dangers and how to either prevent them or reduce them. I. Drinking Games Drinking games are social events designed to promote intoxication. They have rules based on doing some specific physical or mental task. The rules dictate when an individual (or group) must drink …

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

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. I. Alcohol Policy for Youth NYRA believes U.S. youth alcohol policy should recognize the inevitability of alcohol consumption among youth. Therefore, it should seek to reduce the harm of that alcohol use. …

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Alcohol Education by Parents: Should States be Prohibiting It?

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Many U.S. states prohibit alcohol education by parents. Historically, this is a radical change I.  Tradition Both common law and societal tradition give parents very wide latitude in raising their children. Parents can raise their children in whatever religion they wish. Or they can raise them as atheists or agnostics. Parents can teach them whatever …

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Calories in Alcoholic Beverages: Stressing Them Counter-Productive?

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A common way of trying to discourage alcohol drinking among college students is to emphasize the calories in alcoholic beverages. However, this may have dangerous outcomes. I. The Study A study of 4,271 undergraduate college students from ten universities participated in the study. Thirty-nine percent of the students had consumed alcohol within the previous 30 …

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Alcohol Education Scare Tactics Not Effective, But Still Used Anyway

Alcohol Education Scare

Scare Tactics The use of scare tactics has been traditional in alcohol education. However, the alcohol education scare approache isn’t very 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 “tune them …

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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 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 intuitively recognize what has long been understood by some groups. They include Italians, Greeks, French, Spaniards, Portuguese, Jews and many …

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Teach Safe Alcohol Use to Reduce Alcohol-Related Problems

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How can we reduce alcohol-related problems. One important way is to teach safe alcohol drinking to young people. I. Goal: Fewer Alcohol Problems Many societies and groups have successfully prevented alcohol problems. That is, they widely and daily drink. Yet they have few alcohol problems. We can use their techniques both in our families and …

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Parents Giving Alcoholic Drinks May Reduce Drinking-Related Problems

Parents giving alcoholic drinks to their adolescents? Is this a good idea? Research suggests it is. Some adolescents get their first drink from friends or others. Others get it from their parents. The latter group has fewer later alcohol-related problems. That includes heavy episodic drinking or “bingeing.” That shouldn’t be surprising. It’s the typical southern …

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Underage Drinking is Not a Problem (If Not, What Is?)

This is a staff editorial from the Daily Barometer, Oregon State University’s award-winning student newspaper. It argues that underage drinking is not a problem.   Underage drinking is not a problem. The problematic situation is over-consumption. This is a result of our society’s unhealthy relationship with alcohol. Overconsumption is everywhere in today’s America. Drinking is but …

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