Monday, December 13, 2010

Study Challenges Initiative to Lower Drinking Age to 18, December 10, 2010

"A new study challenges the theory that lowering the minimum legal drinking age from 21 to 18 would help curb binge drinking by college students.
Some college presidents and chancellors argue that if younger students could legally drink in bars and restaurants, they might learn more moderate drinking
habits, which would lead to less binge drinking at parties on college campuses. The idea is being promoted through an effort called the Amethyst Initiative, which launched in 2008.
About 135 college presidents have signed the initiative's public statement urging lawmakers to reconsider the minimum legal drinking age.
But lowering the drinking age without understanding the effects would amount to a 'radical experiment,' warned Dr. Richard A. Scribner, of the Louisiana State University School of Public Health." Read More

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