In real estate, it’s all about location, location, location. In mental health, the same is true. According to a Perth-based study, new evidence suggests that where you live can have an impact on your risk of consuming large amounts of alcohol and developing mental health issues. According to a recent Science Network article, the greater [...]
Parents have the best of intentions, but sometimes common sense eludes us. In our efforts to “teach” our children how to use alcohol responsibly, we may be doing more damage than we realize. Most parents know better than to serve alcohol to young children in their home, right? Unfortunately, no. Of the 700,000 middle schoolers [...]
The initiation of alcohol consumption often occurs at an early age, when adolescents are susceptible to risky behaviors and peer pressure. There has been extensive research conducted to determine what factors are involved with a teen’s decision to try alcohol, from their parents’ consumption habits to their social networks and academic records.
U.S. teens are leading the pack compared to other countries, but these statistics are not something to be proud of. An online report says that American teens are more likely to binge drink, experiment with drugs and die a violent death compared to other Western countries. According to the report, teens in the United States [...]
It’s Alcohol Awareness Month and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is taking on the issue of underage drinking. This week, MADD released a survey showing that 85 percent of Texas parents assume their children aren’t interested in drinking, yet
Underage drinking is a problem in all 50 states. Not one has introduced a law or policy that can effectively wipe out the risk of minors acquiring and consuming alcohol. Some states, however, are more effective than others at prevention, education and discipline in the area of underage drinking.
Governments must work together with businesses to discourage minors from purchasing illegal products like alcohol and cigarettes and even drugs. Setting up consequences for the adolescents is one tactic, but adding a consequence for fooled businesses encourages them to take responsibility for evaluating each sale carefully. A recent effort by the UK to discourage the [...]