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Choose Responsibility Says New Study on Rising Alcohol Use Among Students Illustrates Need for Fresh Solutions
Date:3/18/2010

A recent study by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America indicated that rates of past-month alcohol use among high school students rose 11% between 2008 and 2009. These new numbers show that underage drinking is an entrenched and widespread problem despite the 21 year-old drinking age. Choose Responsibility urges lawmakers nationwide to consider fresh solutions, such as alcohol education and licensing programs for young adults, which will have a positive impact on the culture of toxic alcohol consumption among young people.

Washington, D.C. (Vocus) March 18, 2010 -- Past-month rates of alcohol use among high school students rose 11% between 2008 and 2009, according to a new study published by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America. These new numbers constitute evidence that underage drinking is a widespread and growing problem, despite the one-size-fits-all mandate of the 21 year-old drinking age. Choose Responsibility urges lawmakers to consider fresh solutions, such as alcohol education and licensing programs, which will have a positive impact on the culture of toxic alcohol consumption among young people.

Since 1984, the federal highway funding restrictions attached to the 21 year-old drinking age have stifled debate about solutions to a public health crisis that is putting thousands of lives at risk every year. This new study shows that young people continue to drink despite the dictates of the law, and they do so in the riskiest and least manageable of settings. The states must be allowed to debate the consequences of Legal Age 21 without fear of heavy-handed federal mandates so that p
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