Alcohol Treatment Centers West Point MS

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.

Community Counseling Services - Main Office, Clay County
(662) 494-7060
217 Court Street
West Point, MS
 
Hooker Phil A Md Phd
(662) 323-8328
100 Brandon Rd
Starkville, MS
 
Pioneer Behavioral Health of Columbus
(662) 328-1664
2623 5th St N
Columbus, MS
 
Ann S Ulmer
(601) 856-6898
529 S Pear Orchard Rd
Ridgeland, MS
 
Meridian Children's Clinic
(601) 282-5346
1430 Highway 19 N
Meridian, MS
 
Ellis Glenn T Phd
(662) 327-7388
815 2nd Ave N
Columbus, MS
 
Drumheller Psychological Services
(662) 324-1764
600 Hogan St
Starkville, MS
 
State Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional Counselors
(662) 716-3932
P.O. Box 1497 129 E. Jefferson Street
Yazoo City, MS
 
Baptist Health Systems, Inc.
(601) 968-5032
Medical Arts West, 1151 North State Street
Jacskon, MS
 
Fox Bily R Dr/Psychologist
(601) 925-9444
135 Cambridge Cv
Clinton, MS
 

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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