underage drinking

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underage drinking

The consumption of alcohol under a legally specified age, usually before one's 21st birthday.
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The study, "The Legacy of Minimum Legal Drinking Age Law Changes: Long-Term Effects on Suicide and Homicide Deaths Among Women," is available online and will be published in the February 2012 issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research.
Given this widely publicized challenge to the legal drinking age of 21, it is worth reviewing evidence on the topic.
"How many times must we relearn the lessons of prohibition?" they ask while calling upon elected officials to support an informed and dispassionate public debate over the effects of the twenty-one minimum legal drinking age; consider whether the 10 percent highway fund "incentive" encourages or inhibits that debate; and invite new ideas about the best ways to prepare young adults to make responsible decisions about alcohol.
In fact, 18 was the legal drinking age in a handful of states until Congress, responding to pressure from groups such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving, passed the National Minimum Drinking Age Act in 1984.
During the 1970s and into the early 1980s, many states lowered their legal drinking age from 21 to 18 or 19.
CALLS for a rise in the legal drinking age to 21 were today branded "absurd" by West Midland MPs.
They will also be able to confiscate alcohol consumed in a public place - despite being two years below the legal drinking age - and direct traffic and remove vehicles, even though they are too young to drive.
Positive Parenting Connection includes materials, tips, and links to other expert-designed Web-based resources to help parents communicate with their children about making smart and responsible choices, including not drinking before they come of legal drinking age.
At the end of the day, whether the legal drinking age is 20, 30 or even 40, those under it can always get others to buy their alcohol for them.
WHY is the Labour Party making a big deal about the Lib Dem proposals to lower the legal drinking age to 16?
To decrease alcohol-related traffic fatalities, communities must implement and enforce strategies that are known to be effective, such as sobriety checkpoints, 0.08% blood alcohol concentration laws, minimum legal drinking age laws, and "zero tolerance" laws for young drivers.