Monday, May 17, 2010

Five Steps to Decrease Teen Drinking Issues?

Dr. Tony Farrel is General Practitioner and the head of an Alcohol Action Group. This man is obviously smarter than I am, or at least more educated. In an article in the "Bay of Plenty Times"his is cited as listing five step action plan that believes will implementing these steps will "significantly decrease" the teenage drinking issue.

  1. Increase the drinking age 
  2. Reduce the availability of alcohol
  3. Increase the price of alcohol
  4. Stop advertising of alcohol
  5. Increase drinking-driving surveillance
Dr. Farrel states that, "Young people don't react to hard words, they need proper education about ways to keep safe around alcohol".  I can't help but think something is missing in this argument.  What do you think?
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