Alcohol Treatment Centers Rome 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.

Downey D'Ann PhD LCSW
(706) 295-2498
2501 Callier Springs
Rome, GA
 
Bishop-Marbury Andrea Psyd
(706) 802-0906
308 Glen Milner
Rome, GA
 
Judith Tutin, PH.D.
(706) 232-5544
308 Shorter Avenue
Rome, GA
 
Elkins Randell Jr Phd/Harbin Clinic
(706) 290-2732
504 Redmond
Rome, GA
 
Clements Paul G PhD
(770) 386-8876
17 Felton
Cartersville, GA
 
Alice Wiener Psyd/Psycholgst
(706) 235-6990
412 E 1st
Rome, GA
 
Calm Center
(706) 235-1400
305 Redmond
Rome, GA
 
Aker Rwanda LaToya PhD
(706) 802-0906
808 Avenue
Rome, GA
 
Branscomb Louisa PhD
(706) 802-0906
808 Avenue
Rome, GA
 
Personal Coaching & Psychotherapy Associates for Women
(678) 230-8127
16 Grandview Dr
Cartersville, GA
 

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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