by Andrea C. Nakaya

Product Details

Gale Group
Publication date:
Opposing Viewpoints Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
15 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints?     11
Introduction     14
How Does Alcohol Use Affect Health?
Chapter Preface     19
Moderate Alcohol Consumption Reduces the Risk of Heart Disease$dWeinberg Group     21
Moderate Alcohol Consumption May Not Reduce the Risk of Heart Disease   Rod Jackson   Norman Swan     31
Drinking Impairs Youth Development$dU.S. Department of Health and Human Services     38
Moderate Drinking Does Not Impair Youth Development   David J. Hanson     43
Any Alcohol Use During Pregnancy Is Harmful$dCenters for Disease Control and Prevention     48
The Risks of Alcohol Consumption During Pregnancy Have Been Exaggerated   Daniel Rogov     54
Periodical Bibliography     61
Is Alcohol Use Harmful to Society?
Chapter Preface     63
The Economy Is Harmed by Alcohol   Susan Brink     65
The Economy Benefits from Alcohol   Bill Reed     71
Alcohol Consumption Is Linked to Violence$dWorld Health Organization     75
Most Alcohol Consumption Does Not Cause Violence$dInternational Center for Alcohol Policies     85
Underage Drinking Is a Serious Problem$dU.S. Department of Health and Human Services     93
The Risks of Underage Drinking Have BeenExaggerated   Maia Szalavitz     102
Periodical Bibliography     112
What Are the Causes of Alcohol Abuse?
Chapter Preface     114
Alcoholism Is a Disease$dNational Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism     116
Alcoholism Is Not a Disease$dBaldwin Research Institute     123
Youth Drinking Leads to Alcoholism   Ting-Kai Li     132
In Most Cultures, Youth Drinking Does Not Lead to Alcoholism   Dwight Heath     138
Periodical Bibliography     143
What Measures Should Be Taken to Reduce Alcohol-Related Problems?
Chapter Preface     145
Society Should Focus on Reducing the Negative Impacts of Alcohol$dWorld Health Organization     147
Society Should Celebrate the Positive Aspects of Alcohol   Stanton Peele     157
Drunk Driving Prevention Should Target Problem Drinkers   Jeanne Mejeur     168
It Would Be a Mistake to Target Only Problem Drinkers   Robert B. Voas   Eduardo Romano   A. Scott Tippetts   C. Debra M. Furr-Holden     175
Parental Supervision of Teenage Drinking Can Be Beneficial   Radley Balko     182
Parental Supervision of Teenage Drinking Encourages Dangerous Behavior   Dave Hepburn     187
Age-Twenty-One Drinking Laws Protect Youth   Wendy J. Hamilton     192
There Is No Evidence that Age-Twenty-One Drinking Laws Protect Youth   David Hanson   Matt Wolcoff     197
Periodical Bibliography     202
For Further Discussion     203
Organizations to Contact     206
Bibliography of Books     211
Index     215

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