Underage Drinking

Alcohol Alert #67

About the Course:

Alcohol is the drug of choice among youth. As a result, underage drinking is a leading public health problem in this country. Underage Drinking: Alcohol Alert #67 covers the factors that lead to underage drinking, what the risks are, and how underage drinking can be prevented.

Journal/Publisher:

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Publication Date:

January 2006

Author

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about underage drinking. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify the factors that contribute to underage drinking.

  2. Explain the drinking related health risks that are unique to adolescents.

  3. Describe intervention approaches and identify those that have proven to be the most successful.

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