กองคลัง กรมควบคุมโรค http://thaiantialcohol.com/en/ กองคลัง กรมควบคุมโรค Sun, 23 Sep 2018 19:14:19 +0700 RE : Bibs target teenage drinking: Dental patients get an alcohol warning as they open wide The latest billboard in the ongoing campaign against teenage drinking is a bib — a dental bib. Parents Empowered and the Utah Dental Association aren't exactly drooling over their idea, but they're pretty excited about a public awareness campaign kicked off Wednesday using the unconventional medium and the captive confines of the dental chair. The slogan printed upside-down on the bib for best possible viewing by those who in the coming months find themselves in that extremely well-lighted, nearly inverted, highly compliant position reads: "Alcohol does to teen's brains what sugar does to teeth." A bib is hardly the banner-sized campaign of this past spring in which 55 garbage trucks were wrapped with the catchphrase: "Alcohol can trash your kid's brain" and carried along some 3.3 million miles of pickup routes in and around Salt Lake City. "But research shows that messages concerning health and physical well-being are often better received in a health-care setting than messages carried in other media," said campaign spokeswoman Sherri Clark. Although it's pretty small-screen by comparison, the campaign makes up in circulation by being featured in dental offices across the state. A little pain — or rather brief discomfort — that patients may associate with the message is a plus according to organizers who see it as a way to keep the point in mind. The bibs are to be used by dental staff during routine cleanings. Along with a new toothbrush and a promise to floss, patients will leave with right-side-up brochures and pamphlets reminding them that alcohol is one of the worst things kids can put in their mouths, Clark said. The campaign is about kids, but it's aimed at their parents who studies keep showing are the No. 1 reason kids don't drink and the No. 1 reason they do. National and state alcohol control and substance abuse agencies repeatedly find that a parents hold all the power, whether it's an outright household ban or supplying six-packs of beer for a high school graduation party. The latter might be the "cool parent" approach as far as teens are concerned. But according to a famous study at Columbia University, an-alcohol enhanced party courtesy of a "just-this-once" parent is where most who end up with drinking problems later in life say they got their start. Results also show that underage drinkers — many as young as 12 — manage to find million a year to spend on alcohol. Those surveyed said that many of the minors have jobs, but parents often act as accessories to the crime — which it is whether the party is at home or at a hotel — by buying it or looking the other way. The Utah Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission says 70 percent of illegally consumed alcohol comes from parents or other adults. When asked by public health agencies, half of all high school students in Utah report having used alcohol in the previous month. http://deseretnews.com/article/1,5143,700253109,00.html http://thaiantialcohol.com/en/ 0000-00-00 00:00:00’ RE : Alcohol 101: College leaders right to start debate on drinking age How do you teach responsible drinking? The lack of a decent answer is killing hundreds of the nation's most promising young people. Alarmed at persistent binge-drinking on their campuses, about 100 college presidents this week publicized a petition to Congress calling for national debate on lowering the drinking age from 21 to 18. Their call for serious dialogue on the issue is exactly the right approach to a confounding problem, and from exactly the right source: experienced, disinterested scholars who spend their lives preparing the young for adulthood. The presidents balked at actually calling for a lowered legal age, an astute decision: The stakes are high, and information on how to curb youth drinking is still in dispute. In their petition they argued that current law is not working and proposed considering a lowered drinking age as a remedy. Making drinking illegal for most college students, the presidents said, "has created a culture of dangerous binge drinking." Certainly extreme drinking patterns are thriving. Every year, college drinking plays a role in 1,700 student deaths, 599,000 injuries and 97,000 cases of sexual assault or date rape, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism reports. The presidents who signed the petition know first-hand that when a student dies, is injured or harms others through out-of-control drinking, more than victims and their families suffer. Classmates are traumatized, and institutions can be crippled by lawsuits and drained of the most promising minds if they are thought to have abdicated their job to protect the students they are charged with educating. It's unclear whether changing the drinking age would do much to improve the situation. The presidents did not entirely bolster their case when they posited, "Adults under 21 are deemed capable of voting ... serving on juries and enlisting in the military but ... are not mature enough to have a beer." One might argue that just because some youths are mature enough to drink moderately, not all are. For that matter, it's debatable at what age one truly is "mature" enough to reasonably process the experience of fighting, being shot at or killing on the battlefield. Yet, as Pomona College President David W. Oxtoby told the Los Angeles Times, when drinking among students is technically illegal but in fact widespread, colleges have little chance to counsel, give help to those who have drunk too much — or, most importantly, sponsor events such as student/faculty receptions where drinking moderately can be encouraged. This question of how effective social modeling might be is one that academically informed debate would advance greatly. As Mothers Against Drunk Driving vigorously asserts, it may be that keeping the drinking age at 21 reduces the number of alcohol-related deaths that otherwise might have taken place. On the other hand, maybe removing drinking from Americans' long list of consumption taboos could teach young people to simply integrate it moderately into their lives. That's the basic philosophy and outcome in Western European countries, although these cultures, too, grapple with individual cases of alcoholism and even some evidence of increased binge drinking. Too, it's worth noting that this relaxed attitude toward social drinking coincides with harsh laws about drinking irresponsibly; in Norway, for example, driving with even a small amount of alcohol in one's blood can lead to harsh fines. The college presidents may or may not be correct in leaning toward abolishing the 21-year-old drinking age. They've performed a service, though, in raising the national awareness that the young people in their care still are not drinking safely. Now the scholars inside university walls need to marshal the data — sociological, historical and scientific — to make the debate on young adult drinking as clear-headed as possible. http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/editorial/5958838.html http://thaiantialcohol.com/en/ 0000-00-00 00:00:00’
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The latest billboard in the ongoing campaign against teenage drinking is a bib — a dental bib. Parents Empowered and the Utah Dental Association aren't exactly drooling over their idea, but they're pretty excited about a public awareness campaign kicked off Wednesday using the unconventional medium and the captive confines of the dental chair. The slogan printed upside-down on the bib for best possible viewing by those who in the coming months find themselves in that extremely well-lighted, nearly inverted, highly compliant position reads: "Alcohol does to teen's brains what sugar does to teeth." A bib is hardly the banner-sized campaign of this past spring in which 55 garbage trucks were wrapped with the catchphrase: "Alcohol can trash your kid's brain" and carried along some 3.3 million miles of pickup routes in and around Salt Lake City. "But research shows that messages concerning health and physical well-being are often better received in a health-care setting than messages carried in other media," said campaign spokeswoman Sherri Clark. Although it's pretty small-screen by comparison, the campaign makes up in circulation by being featured in dental offices across the state. A little pain — or rather brief discomfort — that patients may associate with the message is a plus according to organizers who see it as a way to keep the point in mind. The bibs are to be used by dental staff during routine cleanings. Along with a new toothbrush and a promise to floss, patients will leave with right-side-up brochures and pamphlets reminding them that alcohol is one of the worst things kids can put in their mouths, Clark said. The campaign is about kids, but it's aimed at their parents who studies keep showing are the No. 1 reason kids don't drink and the No. 1 reason they do. National and state alcohol control and substance abuse agencies repeatedly find that a parents hold all the power, whether it's an outright household ban or supplying six-packs of beer for a high school graduation party. The latter might be the "cool parent" approach as far as teens are concerned. But according to a famous study at Columbia University, an-alcohol enhanced party courtesy of a "just-this-once" parent is where most who end up with drinking problems later in life say they got their start. Results also show that underage drinkers — many as young as 12 — manage to find million a year to spend on alcohol. Those surveyed said that many of the minors have jobs, but parents often act as accessories to the crime — which it is whether the party is at home or at a hotel — by buying it or looking the other way. The Utah Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission says 70 percent of illegally consumed alcohol comes from parents or other adults. When asked by public health agencies, half of all high school students in Utah report having used alcohol in the previous month. http://deseretnews.com/article/1,5143,700253109,00.html
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How do you teach responsible drinking? The lack of a decent answer is killing hundreds of the nation's most promising young people. Alarmed at persistent binge-drinking on their campuses, about 100 college presidents this week publicized a petition to Congress calling for national debate on lowering the drinking age from 21 to 18. Their call for serious dialogue on the issue is exactly the right approach to a confounding problem, and from exactly the right source: experienced, disinterested scholars who spend their lives preparing the young for adulthood. The presidents balked at actually calling for a lowered legal age, an astute decision: The stakes are high, and information on how to curb youth drinking is still in dispute. In their petition they argued that current law is not working and proposed considering a lowered drinking age as a remedy. Making drinking illegal for most college students, the presidents said, "has created a culture of dangerous binge drinking." Certainly extreme drinking patterns are thriving. Every year, college drinking plays a role in 1,700 student deaths, 599,000 injuries and 97,000 cases of sexual assault or date rape, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism reports. The presidents who signed the petition know first-hand that when a student dies, is injured or harms others through out-of-control drinking, more than victims and their families suffer. Classmates are traumatized, and institutions can be crippled by lawsuits and drained of the most promising minds if they are thought to have abdicated their job to protect the students they are charged with educating. It's unclear whether changing the drinking age would do much to improve the situation. The presidents did not entirely bolster their case when they posited, "Adults under 21 are deemed capable of voting ... serving on juries and enlisting in the military but ... are not mature enough to have a beer." One might argue that just because some youths are mature enough to drink moderately, not all are. For that matter, it's debatable at what age one truly is "mature" enough to reasonably process the experience of fighting, being shot at or killing on the battlefield. Yet, as Pomona College President David W. Oxtoby told the Los Angeles Times, when drinking among students is technically illegal but in fact widespread, colleges have little chance to counsel, give help to those who have drunk too much — or, most importantly, sponsor events such as student/faculty receptions where drinking moderately can be encouraged. This question of how effective social modeling might be is one that academically informed debate would advance greatly. As Mothers Against Drunk Driving vigorously asserts, it may be that keeping the drinking age at 21 reduces the number of alcohol-related deaths that otherwise might have taken place. On the other hand, maybe removing drinking from Americans' long list of consumption taboos could teach young people to simply integrate it moderately into their lives. That's the basic philosophy and outcome in Western European countries, although these cultures, too, grapple with individual cases of alcoholism and even some evidence of increased binge drinking. Too, it's worth noting that this relaxed attitude toward social drinking coincides with harsh laws about drinking irresponsibly; in Norway, for example, driving with even a small amount of alcohol in one's blood can lead to harsh fines. The college presidents may or may not be correct in leaning toward abolishing the 21-year-old drinking age. They've performed a service, though, in raising the national awareness that the young people in their care still are not drinking safely. Now the scholars inside university walls need to marshal the data — sociological, historical and scientific — to make the debate on young adult drinking as clear-headed as possible. http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/editorial/5958838.html
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