ERIC Number: ED388913
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Save Lives! Recommendations To Reduce Underage Access to Alcohol & Action Steps for Your Community. Update 1995.
Join Together, Boston, MA.
Each year thousands of young people are killed and injured in alcohol-related crashes. In 1992, Join Together, convened a national policy panel on underage drinking in direct response to communities' demands for action. This document is a product of the panel's findings. Section 1, Recommendations to Reduce Underage Access to Alcohol, made five recommendations: (1) It should be illegal for individuals under age 21 to drive with any measurable amount of alcohol in their bodies; (2) There should be a 5-cent per-drink increase on the current federal excise tax on all alcoholic beverages; (3) All retail outlets and private individuals should be held liable for negligently providing alcohol to a minor; (4) Each television, radio, and cable operator who runs advertisements promoting alcoholic beverages should be required to provide equal time for counter advertisements about the health risks associated with alcohol consumption; and (5) Local government officials and community coalitions around the country should systematically assess teen access to alcohol in their communities and examine ways to reduce this access. Section II, Action Steps for Your Community, covers building community support and strategies to reduce underage access to alcohol. Contains 75 references and lists of panel participants, general resources, and publications. (JBJ)
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Alcohol Education, Antisocial Behavior, At Risk Persons, Crime Prevention, Crisis Intervention, Delinquency, Drinking, Driving While Intoxicated, High Risk Students, Policy Formation, Position Papers, Prevention, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Social Action, Social Influences, Youth Problems
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, NJ.
Authoring Institution: Join Together, Boston, MA.