Categories: alcohol, underage, children, abuse, drinking
|Topic:||Reducing Underage Drinking: A Collective Responsibility|
THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
National Research Council
Institute of Medicine
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Board on Children, Youth, and Families
Committee on Developing a Strategy to Reduce and Prevent Underage Drinking
Tuesday, September 9, 2003
184 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg. -- 9:00 a.m.
2358 Rayburn House Office Bldg. -- 10:00 a.m.
428A Russell Senate Office Bldg. -- 1:00 p.m.
B318 Rayburn House Office Bldg. -- 2:00 p.m.
Reducing Underage Drinking: A Collective Responsibility
Richard J. Bonnie (accompanied by other members of the Academies' Committee) John S. Battle professor of law and professor of medicine and director, Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy, University of Virginia; and Chair, Committee on Developing a Strategy to Reduce and Prevent Underage Drinking, Board on Children, Youth, and Families, National Research Council and Institute of Medicine, The National Academies
Requested by Congress in PL 107-116, a new report from the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine of the National Academies tackles the important problem of underage drinking. The report offers a comprehensive strategy that requires a deep, shared commitment from many institutions and individuals, including alcohol manufacturers, retail businesses, the entertainment industry, parents and other adults in local communities.
These series of briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released at 4:00 p.m. on September 9, 2003 and can be found, in its entirety, on the web site of the National Academies Press.