UDETC – Audio Conference Registration

January 19, 2006 3:00 – 4:15 p.m. Eastern Time

Underage Drinking in College: Dry Vs. Wet Campuses

Alcohol is a major problem on university campuses and often turns up as a factor in cases of vandalism, physical and sexual assault, and poor academic performance. A “dry campus,” by definition prohibits alcohol at any university-owned property, as well as at any school-sponsored event, be it off-campus or on-campus. A conventional counter-argument to a dry campus policy has been that if alcohol is banned on campus, then students will increase off-campus consumption. The audio call will address research on Dry and Wet campuses and environmental strategies used to address their challenges and accomplishments.

February 23, 2006 3:00 – 4:15 p.m. Eastern Time

How to Effectively Defend the Minimum Legal Drinking Age (MLDA)

Recent articles have discussed the question “should the current legal drinking age (21) be changed?” In order to be able to defend the need to maintain the age limit and to revisit the reasons behind the minimum legal drinking age, adult allies working to prevent and reduce underage drinking should be able to effectively defend their position. There is viable research available that can be used to defend the age of 21 as the minimum legal drinking age and to be able to solidify the stance on underage drinking on the State and local levels. This call will share the recent research and identify successful results which effectively defend the MLDA.

March 23, 2006 3:00 – 4:15 p.m. Eastern Time

A Global Look at Youth Drinking

There is a commonly held perception among Americans that youth in the U.S. drink more frequently and experience more alcohol-related problems than do their counterparts in other parts of the world. This perception is often utilized as argument for changes in U.S. alcohol policies and prevention initiatives, including elimination of the minimum drinking age laws and development of programs that teach “responsible” drinking. Presenters will provide data and discuss whether youth in other parts of the world drink less and experience fewer problems than their American counterparts.

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