Category: Youth

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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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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National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984

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The Maryland Underage Drinking Prevention Coalition tries to gives help. It summarizes the National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984. It does this as follows. “The legal age for alcohol in the USA is 21 years old. [Emphasis in original. But the statement is FALSE!] The National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984 required all …

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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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Alcohol Abuse Guesstimates Aren’t Statistics!

Iain Murray argues here that alcohol abuse guesstimates aren’t statistics. Therefore, we shouldn’t treat such guestimates as if they were true.   Alcohol Abuse Guesstimates If every night is party night on college campuses. A study warns of serious problems for students. Researchers at Boston U charge that their alcohol use kills over 1,400 students …

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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.                  Overview I.   Goal: Fewer Alcohol Problems II.  Our Past III. Keys to Success IV.  Logical Steps V.   Resources Teach Safe Alcohol Use to Reduce Problems I. Goal: …

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Drinking Exception for Adults: Surprising!

DRINKING EXCEPTION FOR ADULTS

What’s the surprising drinking exception for adults? A federal law commonly known as the Buckley Amendment protects the privacy rights of college students age 18 through 20. Without a student’s permission, it is illegal even for parents to get copies of grades. The same is true for attendance records, medical records, or other fact. Parents …

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

This is a staff editorial from the Daily Barometer. It argues that underage drinking is not a problem.   Underage drinking is not a problem. The problem 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 one of the areas where we …

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Reducing Underage Alcohol Abuse (How to Do It)

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Newspaper editor Fil Gravatte explains here how to go about reducing underage alcohol abuse. Resources on the topic follow his piece.   I suppose we can argue that it’s ignorance or just plain human nature. When people are held within boundaries, they always seem to cross the lines. They explore the forbidden and break the …

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