Alcohol Treatment Centers West Memphis AR

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.

2Nd Chance Budget & Debt Family Counseling Services
(901) 323-0609
2600 Poplar Ave Ste 519
Memphis, TN
 
Transformation Center For Women
(901) 755-1396
1088 Roges Rd
Memphis, TN
 
Bartlett Psychiatric Center
(901) 590-2803
3189 Kirby Whitten Rd
Memphis, TN
 
DBSA North Mississippi
(662) 536-1133
1000 Sutton Place
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Aronov Neil E Phd
(901) 761-2622
5170 Sanderlin Ave
Memphis, TN
 
Baldick Theodore L Phd
(901) 458-6291
3950 Central Ave
Memphis, TN
 
Crossroads Hospice
(901) 382-9292
1669 Shelby Oaks Drive Suite 106
Memphis, TN
 
Cassius & Associates
(901) 685-5491
815 Mount Moriah Rd
Memphis, TN
 
Alex Lisa Phd
(901) 682-6555
4646 Poplar Ave
Memphis, TN
 
A Counseling Place
(901) 767-2965
641 Oakleaf Office Ln
Memphis, 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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