Reducing Underage Drinking: A Collective Responsibility / Edition 1

Reducing Underage Drinking: A Collective Responsibility / Edition 1

by Richard J. Bonnie, Mary Ellen O'Connell, Committee on Developing a Strategy to Reduce and Prevent Underage Drinking, Youth Board on Children
     
 

ISBN-10: 0309089352

ISBN-13: 9780309089357

Pub. Date: 02/27/2004

Publisher: National Academies Press

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 â€" and the earlier teens start drinking, the

Overview

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 â€" 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780309089357
Publisher:
National Academies Press
Publication date:
02/27/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
760
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexv
Executive Summary1
1Introduction: The Challenge13
Part IUnderage Drinking in the United States
2Characteristics of Underage Drinking35
3Consequences of Underage Drinking58
4Understanding Youth Drinking70
Part IIThe Strategy
5Designing the Strategy89
6National Media Campaign108
7Alcohol Industry125
8Entertainment Industries145
9Access158
10Youth-Oriented Interventions185
11Communities216
12Federal and State Governments232
References250
Appendixes
AStatement of Task283
BAgenda and Participants, October 10-11, 2002 Public Workshop284
CAgenda and Participants, November 18, 2002 Open Committee Meeting and Public Forum289
DOther Public Contributors292
EBiographical Sketches of Committee Members and Staff296
Index303
Background Papers
1The Epidemiology of Underage Drinking in the United States: An Overview319
2Social, Health, and Economic Consequences of Underage Drinking351
3Health Consequences of Adolescent Alcohol Involvement383
4Developmental and Environmental Influences on Underage Drinking: A General Overview402
5Perceptions of Risk and Social Judgments: Biases and Motivational Factors417
6Alcohol Use and Misuse: Prevention Strategies with Minors437
7Supply Side Approaches to Reducing Underage Drinking: An Assessment of the Scientific Evidence458
8Effectiveness of Sanctions and Law Enforcement Practices Targeted at Underage Drinking Not Involving Operation of a Motor Vehicle490
9The Effects of Price on Alcohol Use, Abuse, and Their Consequences541
10Media Intervention Impact: Evidence and Promising Strategies565
11Alcohol in the Media: Drinking Portrayals, Alcohol Advertising, and Alcohol Consumption Among Youth597
12Alcohol Advertising and Promotion625
13Drinking and Coming of Age in a Cross-Cultural Perspective654
14Preventing Underage Drinking in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities: Contexts, Epidemiology, and Culture678
15Teen Treatment: Addressing Alcohol Problems Among Adolescents697
16Youth Smoking Prevention Policy: Lessons Learned and Continuing Challenges716

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