Underage Drinking

Adult Ice Creams Could Be Gateway for More Underage Drinking

Posted on April 21st, 2014

A generation ago Americans were tantalized by 31 flavors of frozen goodness at the local ice cream shop. Now ice cream, frozen yogurt, frozen custard and snow cones come in all sorts of exotic tastes. But is there a line to be drawn? For example, is it responsible to create ice creams that taste like adult beverages? It’s not a moot question. Breweries and dessert makers at home and afar are already concocting frozen desserts either infused with or made to taste like beer, wine and favorite cocktails.

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Media, Parents, Peers Influence Teen Alcohol Use

Posted on November 7th, 2013

Underage drinking, defined as the consumption of alcohol by anyone below the age of 21, is a widespread illegal activity in the U.S. In addition, minors who drink commonly engage in binge drinking, a form of alcohol consumption that significantly increases the chances for harmful or fatal outcomes. In a study published in 2013 in the Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, researchers from three U.S. institutions examined the factors that influence teenagers’ attitudes toward alcohol intake. These researchers found that several factors work together to help form the outlook of any given teen.

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Movies Feature More Alcohol, Less Tobacco, Study Finds

Posted on June 19th, 2013

Movies Feature More Alcohol, Less Tobacco, Study FindsWe teach our kids that underage drinking is not a good idea. But, are TV and film contradicting that message? Television ads and movies portray drinking as fun, sexy, social and harmless, so it’s no surprise that young adults are tempted to give it a try. This dichotomy is sending young adults mixed messages and has left many wondering if something should be done to further limit underage exposure to alcohol and related ads.

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