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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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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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Two crises and one solution: How alcohol tax increases can help save state budgets and reduce underage drinking

    “Schools, city stare into abyss” screams a headline in the San Diego Union-Tribune about the hundreds of millions of dollars in budget shortfalls foreseen in the next few years. “Schwarzenegger declares California fiscal emergency” yells Reuters. But the … Continue reading

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Underage drinking parties on wheels

    One weekend night, police in Pacific Beach in San Diego came upon a party bus with drunken teenagers spilling out and falling down on the pavement. The police boarded the bus and found more alcohol than at a … Continue reading

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Changing the way we think about underage drinking parties

    Not too long ago, a lot of parents thought that allowing your kids and their friends to drink at your home was a good thing, because it prevented them from drinking elsewhere and from drinking and driving. The … Continue reading

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