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Publication Date: 2007
Publisher: DIANE Publishing Company
Leavitt, Michael O., Moritsugu, Kenneth P.
Alcohol is the most widely used substance of abuse among America¿s youth. Parents & other adults underest. the number of adolesc. who use alcohol, how early drinking begins, the amount of alcohol adolesc. consume, the risks that alcohol consumption creates for adolesc., & the nature & extent of the consequences to both drinkers & nondrinkers. New research indicates that the developing adolesc. brain may be particularly susceptible to long-term negative conseq. from alcohol use. Contents: Underage Drinking in Amer.: Scope of the Problem; Alcohol Use & Adolesc. Develop.; Prevention & Reduction of Alcohol Use & Alcohol Use Disorders in Adolesc.; & A Vision for the Future. Also, Def. of a Standard Drink; & Diagnostic Criteria for Alcohol Abuse & Dep.Leavitt, Michael O. is the author of 'Surgeon General¿s Call to Action to Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking', published 2007 under ISBN 9781422312230 and ISBN 1422312232.