Alcohol Treatment Centers Yankton SD

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.

Spivey Liz Phd Clinical Psychologist
(605) 668-2222
121 W 3rd St
Yankton, SD
 
Psychological Associates of Yankton Llc
(605) 665-0258
115 Oak Ridge Rd
Yankton, SD
 
Hill Curt Phd
(605) 341-7100
3117 W Rapid St
Rapid City, SD
 
Abortion Information
(605) 996-3303
817 N Sanborn Blvd
Mitchell, SD
 
Life Light Counseling
(605) 996-2070
317 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD
 
Lewis & Clark Behavioral Health
(605) 665-4606
1028 Walnut Street
Yankton, SD
 
Board of Examiners for Counselors and Marriage & Family Therapists
(605) 331-2927
P.O. Box 2164
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Credit Expert, Inc.
(605) 271-8871
400 S Sycamore Ave Suite 104-8
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Lewis & Clark Behavioral Health
(605) 665-4606
1028 Walnut Street
Yankton, SD
 
Professional Counseling Associates
(605) 224-7247
2520 E Franklin St
Pierre, SD
 

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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