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Bonnie, Richard J and O'Connell, Mary Ellen, eds. (2004) Reducing underage drinking: a collective responsibility. Washington, DC: National Academies Press .

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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--and the earlier teens start drinking, the greater the danger.

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 addresses these questions and proposes a new way to combat underage alcohol use. It explores the ways in which many different individuals and groups contribute to the problem and how they can be enlisted to prevent it. "Reducing Underage Drinking will serve as both a game plan and a call to arms for anyone with an investment in youth health and safety


Item Type:Book
Date:2004
Call No:BB, TA14
Pages:xvi, 3
Publisher:National Academies Press
Place of Publication:Washington, DC
ISBN:0-309-08935-2
Keywords:underage AOD use, underage drinking, AOD prevention, community-based prevention, youth-club-based prevention, alcohol availability, mass media, entertainment industry, alcoholic beverage industry, United States
Notes:Includes appendices, an index and cd-rom.
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Accession Number:HRB 3838 (Available)
Subjects:L Social psychology and related concepts > Availability or accessibility to minors
T Demographic characteristics > Underage drinker
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Drugs and alcohol industry or business
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Prevention by sponsor or setting > Youth-club / cafe based prevention
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Prevention by sponsor or setting > Community-based prevention
A Drugs and alcohol use, abuse, and dependence > Drugs and alcohol related societal (social) problems > Underage drinking
VA Geographic area > United States
N Communication, information and education > Message (portrayal of drugs and alcohol use)
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Marketing and public relations (advertising)

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