Thursday, January 16, 2014

Research-based strategies help reduce underage drinking

Medical Xpress, January 15, 2014

"Strategies recommended by the Surgeon General to reduce underage drinking have shown promise when put into practice, according to scientists at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health. These approaches include nighttime restrictions on young drivers and strict license suspension policies, interventions focused on partnerships between college campuses and the community, and routine screening by physicians to identify and counsel underage drinkers.
NIAAA researchers Ralph Hingson, Sc.D., and Aaron White, Ph.D., evaluated studies conducted since the 2007 'Call to Action to Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking.' A report of their findings appears in the January issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs." Read More

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