Alcohol Treatment Centers Ringgold GA

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.

Thom Mote, LPC
(423) 364-5853
35 Harley Lane
Ringgold, GA
 
Allied Behavior Services Inc
(423) 899-4747
5323 Brainerd Rd
Chattanooga, TN
 
Barth Robert J PhD
(423) 624-2000
2339 Mccallie Ave
Chattanooga, TN
 
Open Arms Care Corporation
(423) 238-9636
5731 Main Street
Ooltewah, TN
 
Advancement Resources Group
(423) 267-2134
515 Tremont St
Chattanooga, TN
 
ABA Advanced Behavorial Associates
(423) 314-1176
6727 Heritage Business CT
Chattanooga, TN
 
Alternatives Counseling Associates
(423) 624-8535
2002 Oak St
Chattanooga, TN
 
The Parenting House, A Resource for Single Parents
(423) 987-2178
1918 Union Avenue, Room 202
Chattanooga, TN
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Brookshire Donald L Psyd
(423) 778-9455
325 Market St
Chattanooga, TN
 
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(423) 870-0036
901 Mountain Creek Rd
Chattanooga, TN
 

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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