Alcohol Treatment Centers Coos Bay OR

Alcohol use by young people is extremely dangerous - both to themselves and society at large. Underage alcohol use is associated with traffic fatalities, violence, unsafe sex, suicide, educational failure, and other problem behaviors that diminish the prospects of future success, as well as health risks.

Coos Crisis Resolution Center
(541) 266-8480
1885 Thompson Road
Coos Bay, OR
 
Gail Wahl PhD
(541) 269-1749
320 Central Avenue # 517
Coos Bay, OR
 
Goldblatt Gayle Lcsw
(541) 266-8575
1957 Thompson Rd
Coos Bay, OR
 
Gregor Gary L Phd
(541) 756-2552
1934 Meade St
North Bend, OR
 
Soastc Coastline Service
(541) 756-4508
1913 Meade Street
North Bend, OR
 
North Bend Medical Center Inc
(541) 267-5151
1900 Woodland Dr
Coos Bay, OR
 
Orbs
(541) 269-1409
1123 Anderson Avenue
Coos Bay, OR
 
Wahl James Phd
(541) 269-1334
320 Central Ave Ste 418
Coos Bay, OR
 
Pacific Sleep & Respiratory
(541) 756-9014
1950 Waite Street
North Bend, OR
 
Christian Counseling Services Of Coos County
(541) 756-7453
3803 Vista Court
North Bend, OR
 

Reducing Underage Drinking: A Collective Responsibility

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Reducing Underage Drinking: A Collective Responsibility

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Thursday, March 01, 2007 Alcohol use by young people is extremely dangerous - both to themselves and society at large. Underage alcohol use is associated with traffic fatalities, violence, unsafe sex, suicide, educational failure, and other problem behaviors that diminish the prospects of future success, as well as health risks. Despite these serious concerns, the media continues to make drinking look attractive to youth, and it remains possible and even easy for teenagers to get access to alcohol.

Why is this dangerous behavior so pervasive? What can be done to prevent it? What will work and who is responsible for making sure it happens? Reducing Underage Drinking: A Collective Responsbility, a joint report by the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine, addresses these questions and proposes a new way to combat underage alcohol use. It explores the ways in which may different individuals and groups contribute to the problem and how they can be enlisted to prevent it.

The report says that reducing underage drinking requires a cooperative effort from all levels of government, alcohol manufacturers and retailers, the entertainment industry, parents and other adults in a community. The report proposes a comprehensive strategy to curb underage drinking, a problem that costs the nation an estimated $53 billion annually, due in part to losses stemming from traffic fatalities and vi...

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