Latest Alcohol consumption by youth in the United States Stories

2008-10-20 12:00:32

The Century Council, a not-for-profit organization funded by distillers dedicated to fighting drunk driving and underage drinking, commissioned a new national survey of young adults (18-24 year olds) including college students and non-students to investigate the impacts of college attendance and an active and healthy lifestyle, including involvement in sports, on underage drinking behaviors. -- Non-students report they started drinking at 15.9 years of age, nearly a year prior to...

2008-10-01 21:00:23

Forty-four percent of U.S. college students do binge drinking -- five or more drinks on the same occasion at least once in the past 30 days, researchers say. Eric Goplerud, director of the Center for Integrated Behavioral Health Policy at the George Washington University in Washington, says binge drinking continues to be the topic of recent media reports and it also draws significant attention to a broader public health problem surrounding alcohol consumption. Goplerud says screening and...

2008-09-15 15:00:34

If you are a parent planning to send your child to a Florida college or university, you should know that two of those approximately 80 colleges, universities and trade schools appear to believe that even their freshmen ... those 18 years of age, only one short summer vacation beyond high school ... should have unrestricted, legal access to alcohol. Florida's Eckerd College and Saint Leo University are those two colleges and have signed on to an initiative that wants us all to consider...

2008-06-26 09:00:00

U.S. health officials said on Thursday that more than 40 million percent of the nation's 10.8 million underage drinkers got their alcohol from adults. They said up to 650,000 youths and underage adults were given alcoholic beverages by their parents or guardians in the past month. In 1984 Congress raised the U.S. legal drinking age to 21 when it passed a measure that threatened to take highway funding away from states that did not comply. Acting Surgeon General Dr. Steven Galson said parents...

2008-06-26 09:00:20

By Vikki Ortiz, Bonnie Miller Rubin and Lisa Black, Chicago Tribune Jun. 26--Despite stricter laws and stern warnings that "we card hard," millions of teenagers are still getting their hands on alcohol. And they're often getting it for free from people who should know better: adults of legal drinking age. A four-year federal survey being released Thursday found that about 40 percent of drinkers ages 12 to 20 had obtained free alcohol in the previous 30 days from people over 21. The...

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