Thursday, May 1, 2014

Underage Drinking a Serious Issue Affecting our Nation

Redwood Times, April 30, 2014

"Alcohol. It’s a volatile substance that has taken root in many cultures around the world. At one point in our own history, it proved to be so ingrained in our nation’s culture that not even government could prohibit it. We have learned that when used in moderation, alcohol can be enjoyed; however, far too often, we find people overindulging in the substance and abusing it, leading to a number of dangerous outcomes that range from lowered inhibitions to sexual promiscuity to alcohol poisoning.

For the month of April, the National Council of Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) and the Humboldt Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP) have sponsored Alcohol Awareness Month, an effort to inform people about responsible alcohol use. One of the key goals of this awareness effort is reduce the presence of underage drinking in communities." Read more

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