Reducing Underage Drinking:: A Collective Responsibility (Google eBook)

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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 may 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.

  

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Contents

Executive Summary
1
The Challenge
13
PART I UNDERAGE DRINKING IN THE UNITED STATES
33
2 Characteristics of Underage Drinking
35
3 Consequences of Underage Drinking
58
4 Understanding Youth Drinking
70
PART II THE STRATEGY
87
5 Designing the Strategy
89
Appendix E Biographical Sketches of Committee Members and Staff
296
Index
303
BACKGROUND PAPERS
319
2 Social Health and Economic Consequences of Underage DrinkingRalph Hingson and Donald Kenkel
351
3 Health Consequences of Adolescent Alcohol InvolvementSandra A Brown and Susan F Tapert
383
A General OverviewBonnie L HalpernFelsher and Michael Biehl
402
Biases and Motivational FactorsJanis E Jacobs
417
Prevention Strategies with MinorsWilliam Hansen and Linda Dusenbury
437

6 National Media Campaign
108
7 Alcohol Industry
125
8 Entertainment Industries
145
9 Access
158
10 YouthOriented Interventions
185
11 Communities
216
12 Federal and State Governments
232
References
250
APPENDIXES
283
Appendix B Agenda and Participants October 1011 2002 Public Workshop
284
Appendix C Agenda and Participants November 18 2002 Open Committee Meeting and Public Forum
289
Appendix D Other Public Contributors
292
An Assessment of the Scientific EvidenceHarold D Holder
458
8 Effectiveness of Sanctions and Law Enforcement Practices Targeted at Underage Drinking Not Involving Operation of a Motor VehicleThomas L ...
490
9 The Effects of Price on Alcohol Use Abuse and Their ConsequencesFrank J Chaloupka
541
Evidence and Promising StrategiesCharles Atkin
565
Drinking Portrayals Alcohol Advertising and Alcohol Consumption Among YouthJoel W Grube
597
12 Alcohol Advertising and PromotionDavid Jernigan and James OHara
625
13 Drinking and Coming of Age in a CrossCultural PerspectiveRobin Room
654
Contexts Epidemiology and CultureDouglas K Novins Paul Spicer Janette Beals and Spero M Manson
678
Addressing Alcohol Problems Among AdolescentsRosalind Brannigan Mathea Falco Linda Dusenbury and William B Hansen
697
Lessons Learned and Continuing ChallengesPaula M Lantz
716
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