How-To Drink Responsibly Drinking responsibly means you must act responsibly first Be a responsible adult and assign a designated driver for the evening if you do plan on drinking. Eat before you drink!!
What exactly is brain power? We wondered the same thing. Nowhere in scientific literature can you find reference to "brain power" or any statement that provides younger drinkers can lose a certain percentage of it.
The above statement, which can be found on the MADD website, represents a misinterpretation of sophisticated research.
It dangerously oversimplifies the conclusions made by many neuroscientists who research the effects of alcohol on the adolescent brain. Their research, all performed on laboratory rats, clearly demonstrates a connection between alcohol abuse and detriments to the developing brain, especially in terms of memory storage and processing.
It does not make any assertions about percent loss of "brain power. Legal Age 21 keeps people under 21 from actually consuming alcohol.
Legal Age 21 has failed utterly at its goal of protecting young people from the dangers of excessive alcohol use.
To cite an alarming statistic from the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth: The field of neuroscience tells us that this has devastating consequences for developing brains.
Since Legal Age 21, less young people are drinking, but those who choose to drink are drinking more. Young peoples' drinking is moving to the extremes: This trend should serve as a call to action for parents, educators, and lawmakers, for while moderate consumption represents little harm to young people and may even be psychologically beneficial, excessive and abusive consumption-binge drinking-spells disastrous consequences for our nation's youth.
Back to top Myth: Legal Age 21 is solely responsible for the reduction in alcohol-related traffic fatalities.
While Legal Age 21 may have played in role in the decline of alcohol-related traffic fatalities documented over the past two decades, it is impossible to claim a cause and effect relationship. Instead, the decline represents the cumulative effect of a series of changes that have combined to make driving under the influence the target of social disapproval in the United States.
All of these changes have combined to create a set of societal norms and attitudes that promote sober and responsible driving and discourage drunken driving. All we need to do to cut back on underage drinking is to enforce Legal Age 21 more strictly.
It seems like a simple answer: Legal Age 21 has been in place for over 20 years across the nation and there remains a complete lack of consistency in how it is carried out and enforced.
One study predicts that only two out of every 1, cases of underage drinking results in citation or arrest. Such low rates of enforcement present inadequate deterrence to young people under 21 who choose to drink. If the 21 year-old drinking age were enforceable, it is unbelievable that we would have the problem of reckless and irresponsible drinking by young people that we have in America today.
InCongress enacted a national minimum drinking age. Despite that fact that Legal Age 21 is the law of the land in America, the right to set any drinking age remains in the states' control. It didn't work during the s and it isn't working now.Alcohol responsibility training for employees of restaurants, grocery stores and other licensed establishments just got a whole lot easier.
This week the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) launched an online version of its free alcohol responsibility training courses—Responsible Sellers and Servers Virginia’s Program (RSVP) and Managers’ Alcohol Responsibility.
Drug or alcohol rehabilitation works at DARA by taking you away from your daily triggers and stresses that lead to your drug or alcohol use in the first place. Make a Decision DARA can use a model to help conceptualize the process of recognizing there is a drinking or drug problem and taking action to do something about it.
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Smart Drinking We’re proud of our tradition of promoting alcohol responsibility and will continue to invest in new ways to drive awareness around this issue and help reduce the harmful use of alcohol through evidence-based approaches.
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