Underage Drinking in the United States: A Status Report, 2005

Underage Drinking in the United States: A Status Report, 2005

This report on underage drinking in the United States by the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth at Georgetown University:

  • summarizes the most recent data and other relevant research on underage drinking, with special focus on findings published in 2005;
  • focuses and advances our current understanding of underage drinking;
  • and seeks to prompt action to protect our children from underage drinking and its tragic consequences.

Specifically, this report examines:

  • the scope and consequences of underage drinking in the United States;
  • how youth get access to alcohol, and how this can be prevented;
  • how alcohol appeals to youth, including the extent to which youth are exposed to, aware of and influenced by alcohol advertising;
  • promising approaches to protect our youth.

 

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