Alcohol Treatment Centers Wailuku HI

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.

Choi George Psyd
(808) 243-2218
1885 Main St Ste
Wailuku, HI
 
Kennedy James M
(808) 244-9559
2200 Main
Wailuku, HI
 
Choi Wendy H Psyd
(808) 242-2885
1885 Main
Wailuku, HI
 
Frieder Susan T Phd
(808) 243-0888
2200 Main St
Wailuku, HI
 
Karl Jacobs
(808) 572-0631
1135 Makawao
Makawao, HI
 
Lanser Bob Lcsw Qcsw
(808) 249-2121
1787 Wili PA Loop
Wailuku, HI
 
Breithaupt Mark Phd Inc
(808) 244-4037
55 N Church
Wailuku, HI
 
Friedman George J Phd
(808) 244-5500
33 N Market
Wailuku, HI
 
Bass Kelly PhD
(808) 242-7011
1129 Lower
Wailuku, HI
 
Moon M & Glen B Doctors of Psych
(808) 572-6556
PO Box 1269
Makawao, HI
 

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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