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Drinking Age Law Cut Car Accidents But Increased Underage Drinking, Survey Shows

On July 17, 1984, President Ronald Reagan signed into law the National Minimum Drinking Age Act, which withheld a percentage of highway funds from any state that didn’t raise the minimum drinking age ... read more

Keep the drinking age at 21

A group of some 120 college presidents is pushing to lower the drinking age to 18, in an effort to ... Does anyone doubt that putting alcohol in legal reach of 18-year-olds wouldn't instantly result i... read more

Drinking: 18 vs. 21

Part four of a five-part series exploring drinking on campus. It’s the question that has stuck in the craw of underage college ... all 50 states to raise their legal drinking age to 21 years old or su... read more

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Why Medical Marijuana Laws Reduce Traffic Deaths

States that legalize medical marijuana see fewer fatal car accidents, according to a new study, in part because people may be substituting marijuana smoking for drinking ... laws during that time peri... read more


CDC: Teen drinking and driving rates cut in half

Video: Teens get graphic drunk-driving lesson While the report shows progress has been made during the last 20 years in reducing teen drinking and driving ... the minimum drinking age to 21 in all U.S ... read more

Study: Lowering blood alcohol limit would reduce drunken driving deaths

which concludes that despite efforts in the 1980s to lower BAC limits and raise the legal drinking age to 21, progress in reducing drunken driving deaths has stalled. “The plateauing fatality rates in... read more

Letting teen drink under parent's watch backfires

A new study shows that teens who drink with an adult supervising ... “Parents need to make it clear that it’s not OK for kids to drink until they reach the legal drinking age – a line has to be drawn. ... read more

Most Heavy Drinkers Are Not Alcoholics

Most people who drink to get drunk are not alcoholics, suggesting that more can be done to help heavy drinkers cut back, a new government report concludes. The finding, from a government survey ... ca... read more

A drinking problem in a sporting nation

How much has sport fed into the wider drinking culture? Health groups say there's a direct correlation between exposure to ads for alcoholic drinks, and the rate of underage drinking. Brewers say that ... read more

Three ways to help your teenage kids develop a healthier relationship with alcohol

But evidence shows exactly how parents can make a difference. Here are three things you can do to help your teenage kids develop a healthier relationship with alcohol ... drinking alcohol were much le... read more

Parents: Underage Drinking is Illegal, Even Under Your Roof

Police pulled over an 18-year-old whom they suspected had just injured a woman in a hit-and-run accident. They spotted a bottle of rum in his car and administered ... and tighten underage drinking law... read more

BU Mandates Online Alcohol Course for First-Year Students

That evidence comes from a three-year, 30-campus study that found reduced frequency of drinking ... increased police patrols of known party neighborhoods, dispersing parties, issuing citations, and pu... read more



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