Alcohol Treatment Centers Mcalester OK

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.

Ward Kathleen DR-Clinical Psychologist
(918) 302-0203
609 S 2nd St
Mcalester, OK
 
S Okla Psychological Services Inc
(918) 302-0909
517 E Choctaw Ave
Mcalester, OK
 
State Board of Licensed Professional Counselors
(405) 271-6030
1000 N.E. 10th Street
Oklahoma City, OK
 
Assessment Inc
(405) 573-9728
2215 W Lindsey St
Norman, OK
 
Beard Jo Ellen Phd
(918) 744-7809
1221 E 33rd St
Tulsa, OK
 
Sather R Dc Phd
(918) 429-0607
210 W Carl Albert Pkwy
Mcalester, OK
 
Shaw Terry G Phd
(918) 426-6780
231 E Chickasaw Ave
Mcalester, OK
 
Hoover Vinnie Payton Lcsw
(918) 683-8827
333 S 38th St
Muskogee, OK
 
Cagle Lynn Phd Psychologist
(918) 342-2031
2990 N Sioux Ave
Claremore, OK
 
Creoks Mental Health Services Inc - Children's Services
(918) 756-0990
400 West 6th Street
Okmulgee, OK
 

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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