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Alcohol

Author: Andrea C Nakaya
Publisher: Farmington Hills, MI : Greenhaven Press, ©2008.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is a collection of articles in which authors debate the effect alcohol has on health, the extent society is harmed by alcohol, and what measures should be taken to reduce alcohol-related problems.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Literature
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrea C Nakaya
ISBN: 9780737737332 0737737336 9780737737349 0737737344
OCLC Number: 156891972
Description: 219 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: ch. 1. How does alcohol use affect health? --
Moderate alcohol consumption reduces the risk of heart disease / Weinberg Group --
Moderate alcohol consumption may not reduce the risk of heart disease / Rod Jackson, interviewed by Norman Swan --
Drinking impairs youth development / U.S. Department of Health and Human Services --
Moderate drinking does not impair youth development / David J. Hanson --
Any alcohol use during pregnancy is harmful / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention --
The risks of alcohol consumption during pregnancy have been exaggerated / Daniel Rogov --
ch. 2. Is alcohol use harmful to society? --
The economy is harmed by alcohol / Susan Brink --
The economy benefits from alcohol / Bill Reed --
Alcohol consumption is linked to violence / World Health Organization --
Most alcohol consumption does not cause violence / International Center for Alcohol Policies --
Underage drinking is a serious problem / U.S. Department of Health and Human Services --
The risks of underage drinking have been exaggerated / Maia Szalavitz --
ch. 3. What are the causes of alcohol abuse? --
Alcoholism is a disease / National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism --
Alcoholism is not a disease / Baldwin Research Institute --
Youth drinking leads to alcoholism / Ting-Kai Li --
In most cultures, youth drinking does not lead to alcoholism / Dwight Heath --
ch. 4. What measures should be taken to reduce alcohol-related problems? --
Society should focus on reducing the negative impacts of alcohol / World Health Organization --
Society should celebrate the positive aspects of alcohol / Stanton Peele --
Drunk driving prevention should target problem drinkers / Jeanne Mejeur --
It would be a mistake to target only problem drinkers / Robert B. Voas, Eduardo Romano, A. Scott Tippetts, and C. Debra M. Furr-Holden --
Parental supervision of teenage drinking can be beneficial / Radley Balko --
Parental supervision of teenage drinking encourages dangerous behavior / Dave Hepburn --
Age-twenty-one drinking laws protect youth / Wendy J. Hamilton --
There is no evidence that age-twenty-one drinking laws protect youth / David Hanson and Matt Wolcoff.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Andrea C. Nakaya, book editor.
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This book is a collection of articles in which authors debate the effect alcohol has on health, the extent society is harmed by alcohol, and what measures should be taken to reduce alcohol-related problems.

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