Preventing Underage Drinking: What Works?

Michael L. Legrand (Editor)

Series: Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Children’s Issues, Laws and Programs
BISAC: PSY006000

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This book was reprinted from a public document and records from the US Government. It is a collection of hearings that took place in Washington DC by the Committee on Education and the Workforce, U.S. House of Representatives on February 11th 2004.

According to Mrs. Wendy J. Hamilton, the national President of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, where she has served since 2002 (after three separate drunk driving crashes occurred within her family) – “Alcohol is the illegal drug of choice for America’s youth… [it] is a major factor in the three leading causes of death of America’s teens…. Teens have easy access to alcohol….[and] the consequences are staggering.” This book provides statistics about the amount of teenagers who drink and the amount of deaths per year it contributes to. It also examines the Programs already in force for underage drinking, including Youth in Action, as well as provides recommendations on how to reduce the amount of young people who drink. It also includes education-oriented interventions that should be implemented to prevent underage drinking in the future.

Chapter 1. Hearing held on February 11, 2004

Chapter 2. Statement of Members:
Castle, Hon. Michael N., Chairman, Subcommittee on Education Reform, Committee on Education and the Workforce

Musgrave, Hon. Marilyn N., a Representative in Congress from the State of Colorado, Prepared statement of 94

Osborne, Hon. Tom, a Representative in Congress from the State of Nebraska

Wilson, Hon. Joe, a Representative in Congress from the State of South Carolina

Woolsey, Hon. Lynn C., Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Education Reform, Committee on Education and the Workforce

Chapter 3. Statement of Witnesses:

Hackett, Jacqueline, Student Leadership Council, Students Against Destructive Decisions

Hamilton, Wendy J., National President, Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Katz, Francine I., Vice President, Corporate Communications, Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc

Molinari, Hon. Susan, Chairman, The Century Council, Washington, DC.

Newton, Robert L., Director, Business Development, Betty Ford Center, Rancho Mirage, California

Chapter 4. Additional materials supplied:

Anastas. Bob, Founder, Students Against Driving Drunk, Letter submitted for the Record

Baker, Dale & Thomas, Ph.D.s, Family-School-Community Partnerships, Letter submitted for the Record

Rehr, David K., Ph.D., President, National Beer Wholesalers Association, Statement submitted for the Record

Riibe, Diane, Executive Director, Project Extra Mile, Letter submitted for the Record

Taft, Hope, First Lady of Ohio, Statement submitted for the Record

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