Category Archives: Underage drinking

Substance abuse a “crisis” in military; Defense Department response is inadequate and outdated: Report

Substance abuse in the Armed Forces is a crisis situation that reduces military readiness. And the Defense Department’s response is inadequate and outdated. Continue reading

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Alcohol myth busted: Letting youngsters sip alcohol does not teach them to be responsible drinkers

Contrary to the belief of many people, parents letting kids sip alcohol may lead to worse underage drinking problems. And Europe – where parents allegedly do this – has worse underage drinking problems than the United States. Continue reading

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ATODblog:2010 in review

Wish I had more time to devote to this blog… Anybody else who thinks the same way I do about alcohol, tobacco and other drugs want to submit a post? Anyway, here’s the figures on readership for last year, courtesy … Continue reading

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Lower the minimum drinking age to reduce college binge drinking? Studies show that’s as crazy as it sounds

With almost no evidence to back up their theory, a group of college presidents, nearly all from private schools, have been pushing to lower the drinking age because they think that would reduce binge drinking on their campuses. It’s called … Continue reading

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Underage drinking: Telling kids about the dangers of blah blah blah doesn’t work

When you’re trying to change kids’ behavior, the least effective method is to tell them to change their behavior. Pretty much every parent knows this. But for some reason, when people think about prevention of underage drinking – or any … Continue reading

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Alcoholism isn’t the only alcohol problem: It’s not even the biggest alcohol problem

    “One in four US teens and young adults binge drink,” blared the headlines in USA Today. And many of those folks are imbibing a lot more than only five drinks in a couple of hours, the definition for … Continue reading

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UK media fall for alcohol industry press release

    “Big drop in alcohol consumption,” the Independent blared. “Alcohol drinking in Britain sees sharpest fall since 1948,” the Telegraph trumpeted. “Record fall in alcohol consumption,” the Mirror shouted.  “Alcohol drinking continues fall,” the BBC chimed in. We have … Continue reading

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