Alcohol Treatment Centers Forest Grove 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.

Waters, Ms. Tracy, MSW, LCSW
(503) 359-1515
2036 Main Street Suite 204
Forest Grove, OR
 
Alexander, Thomas, DDS
(888) 261-8670
1907 Mountain View Lane Suite 100
Forest Grove, OR
 
Crippen, Rev. John, M.Div., M.A.
(503) 357-9548
4110 Pacific Avenue Suite 202
Forest Grove, OR
 
Patchin Susan Psyd
(503) 797-2646
1905 Mountain View Ln Ste 300
Forest Grove, OR
 
Western Psychological & Counseling Service
(503) 439-9531
21210 NW Mauzey Rd
Hillsboro, OR
 
Schaffner, Mr. Gerry, MAMFT, LMFT, QMHP
(503) 380-7637
2224 15th Avenue
Forest Grove, OR
 
Gibby Barbara
(503) 357-0206
1911 Mountain View Ln Ste 500
Forest Grove, OR
 
Tuality Forest Grove Hospital
(503) 357-2173
1809 Maple St
Forest Grove, OR
 
Jordan, Maudeen G, LCSW
(503) 998-6803
2004 Main Street Suite 203
Forest Grove, OR
 
Kenofer Bruce Phd
(503) 846-1973
246 SE Baseline St
Hillsboro, 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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