Alcohol Treatment Centers Waltham MA

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.

Morgens Liana Pena Ph D
(781) 899-1160
298 Crescent
Waltham, MA
 
Bond & Berk Associates
(781) 891-7792
42 Weston
Waltham, MA
 
Seven Hills Foundation
(781) 642-9683
114 Massasoit
Waltham, MA
 
Kitchen Table Mediation and Negotiation Coaching
(617) 969-9727
Highland Avenue
Newton, MA
 
Wagner Audrey Dr
(617) 923-2468
173 Mount
Watertown, MA
 
Molin Ronald Psycholgst
(781) 891-4452
32 South
Waltham, MA
 
Oconnell Susan K Psychothrpst
(781) 894-8344
740 Main
Waltham, MA
 
Smith Rob Phd
(781) 890-8226
840 Winter
Waltham, MA
 
Arlington Counseling Associates Inc
(781) 641-4100
7 Central
Arlington, MA
 
Wolfe Lisa Psychologist
(617) 924-0303
173 Mount Auburn
Watertown, MA
 

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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