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Teen drinking

By asoglin
Tuesday, October 16th, 2007 at 7:59 am in Gossip Girl, Health & Safety, Kids & Tweens, Teens.

glassUnder age drinking is not just the stuff of frothy TV, although the denizens of “Gossip Girl” drink an unbelievable amount of martinis and champagne. Middle and high school binge drinking is an “epidemic” say health experts. We explore that topic in today’s Contra Costa Times. Find out more by following these links:
** The US Surgeon General’s Call to Action on Underage Drinking, with info for families.
** California Healthy Kids Survey of seventh, ninth and eleventh graders, with reports divided by district.
** Columbia University’s National Center for Alcohol and Substance Abuse 2006 study on student and parent perspectives on alcohol and drug use.
** National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism report on underage drinking, risks and medical impact.
** 4Therapy.com report on the latest research on underage binge drinking.
** For a teen perspective, check out I Should be Doing My Homework, the Times’ teen blog.
- Jackie Burrell

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