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ERIC Number: ED537670
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
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Frequently Asked Questions: Minimum Legal Drinking Age/Age 21
Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention
This paper provides answers to questions about minimum legal drinking age. The questions include: (1) Youth in other countries are exposed to alcohol at earlier ages and engage in less alcohol abuse and have healthier attitudes toward alcohol. Don't those countries have fewer alcohol-related problems than we do?; (2) Does educating teens about safe alcohol use starting at age 18 encourage responsible drinking?; (3) Has the minimum legal drinking age been lowered before? What were the results of that "natural experiment"?; (4) Have better safety measures, tougher enforcement, and the use of designated drivers caused the reduction in traffic deaths?; (5) If a person can go to war, shouldn't he or she be able to have a beer?; (6) Is there support for lowering the legal drinking age?; (7) Many youth under age 21 still drink, despite the current legal drinking age. Doesn't that prove that this policy is ineffective?; (8) What strategies are effective for reducing high-risk alcohol use?; (9) Should we reduce the Minimum Legal Drinking Age to 18?; (10) What are the long-term effects of alcohol use on a developing brain?; and (11) What does the research say about the effects of the MLDA?
Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention. EDC, Inc. 43 Foundry Avenue, Waltham, MA 02453. Tel: 800-676-1730; Fax: 617-928-1537; e-mail: HigherEdCtr@edc.org; Web site: http://www.edc.org/projects/higher_education_center_alcohol_drug_abuse_and_violence_prevention
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention (ED)
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand; United States