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The party, which police estimate had at least 50 students in attendance, led to the local high school delaying in-person learning by two weeks as a precaution against COVID-19.
Raising the cost of alcohol with taxes makes it less likely that teenagers will die in a drunk-driving accident, a study finds. Some teen-specific policies like graduated drivers licenses help, too.
Many people who become addicted to drugs, tobacco or alcohol start using as teenagers. So more effort is being put into helping teenagers stop before they get in too deep.
Most colleges offer some sort of alcohol education. One-time interventions do reduce drinking, but the effect is short-lived. Women have better results. There's no benefit for men in frats.
Being falling-down drunk is often played for laughs on YouTube videos, but those videos don't show the downside of getting trashed. That can't be good for teenagers and young adults, researchers say.
The University of Virginia is looking to make changes, even though a report about a gang rape has been discredited. Ideas include banning hard alcohol and having sober volunteers self-police parties.
With 40 percent of college students binge drinking, efforts to get students to drink less may seem futile. But something as simple as encouraging beer stores to quit selling pingpong balls can help.
With the summer beach and party season upon us, the Coalition for Drug Abuse and Prevention will host a community discussion in Kernersville focused on the dangers of underage drinking.