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Alcohol Advertising Increases Youth Drinking
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Although alcohol consumption decreased modestly among individuals 12-20 years of age between 1991 and 2005, alcohol use remains a major public health problem among youth. 1 Current alcohol use among high school students remained steady from 1991 to 1999 and then decreased from 50% in 1999 to 45% in 2007. In 2007, 26% of high school students reported episodic heavy or binge drinking (consumption of at least five alcoholic beverages in a single sitting). 2 Over 74% of high school students have had at least one alcoholic drink and over 25% tried alcohol before age 13. 3 This is particularly worrisome because youth who begin ...
More Than One-Third of Parents Concerned Teens’ Exposure to Media Hinders Parent/Child Communication about Dangers of Drug and Alcohol Use - Teens Now Spend 53 Hours a Week Immersed in Electronic Media, More Difficult for Parents to Find Time To Talk - NEW YORK, Aug. 10 - New omnibus(1) research from the Partnership for a Drug-Free America shows that more than one-third of parents are concerned that TV (38 percent), computers (37 percent) and video games (33 percent) make it harder for them to communicate with their media-engrossed teens about risky behaviors, like drug and alcohol ... Read More
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