New Research Since the Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking
This session will outline new research on trends in and consequences of underage drinking as well as interventions to prevent and reduce underage drinking that have emerged since the 2007 Call to Action. The session will explore recent trends in injury deaths linked to underage drinking, binge drinking and driving under the influence, effects of underage drinking on the developing brain, blackouts, overdoses, and academic performance. It will also examine research on interventions that are individually-oriented, policy/environmental, and family-, school-, web-, and community-based. Dr. Hingson will open with a review of new research since the Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking. Dr. Wolfson will present on a multi-community trial of strategies to reduce underage drinking parties and their consequences. Mr. Pettigrew will present a multi-component project led by Dr. Komro that they pursued in eastern Oklahoma within the Cherokee Nation to test effects of combined expansion of alcohol screening and brief intervention with community organizing and enforcement of underage drinking policies.
1. Understand data on magnitude and trends in underage drinking and related problems
2. Receive updates on latest research on interventions to reduce underage drinking and related problems targeting individuals, family, school, environmental, policy, and community
3. Understand case examples of successful community interventions targeting Native Americans and the general population, college use and underage individuals
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Wake Forest School of Medicine