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US-Lawmaker: Allow alcohol for troops under 21

Sonntag 6. März 2011 von htm

A Georgia lawmaker is mounting a new push to allow 18-year-old troops to drink alcohol on military bases. But Defense Secretary Robert Gates is skeptical. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., put Gates on the spot during a hearing Wednesday on Capitol Hill, asking about the logic of prohibiting 18 year olds from drinking. …
Gates, whose familiarity with underage drinking issues reaches back to his time as the president of Texas A&M University, was not enthusiastic. “One of the things that we are seeing as a result of repeated tours is not just an increase in suicides, but an increase in risky behavior, particularly by young men … so that would be a concern of mine,” Gates said. … (Source: Google Alcohol News, 03/05/11) armytimes.com, 03/04/11

Kategorie: Allgemein, Availability, consumption, Global, Legal Drinking Age, Parliaments / Governments, Personalities, Politics, Prevention, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

Prevention Program Helps Teens Override A Gene

Samstag 16. Mai 2009 von htm

Prevention Program Helps Teens Override A Gene Linked To Risky Behavior. A family-based prevention program designed to help adolescents avoid substance use and other risky behavior proved especially effective for a group of young teens with a genetic risk factor contributing toward such behavior, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Georgia. (Source: Medical News Today, 5/15/09) (see entry on 2/14/09)

Kategorie: Allgemein, Global, Prevention, Research, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

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