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Reducing underage drinking : a collective responsibility / Committee on Developing a Strategy to Reduce and Prevent Underage Drinking ; Richard J. Bonnie and Mary Ellen O’Connell, editors.

p. ; cm.

Includes bibliographical references.

ISBN 0-309-08935-2 (hardback with CD-ROM)

1. Teenagers—Alcohol use—Prevention. 2. Youth—Alcohol use—Prevention. 3. Alcoholism—Prevention. 4. Drinking of alcoholic beverages—Prevention. 5. Community organization.

[DNLM: 1. Alcohol Drinking—prevention & control—Adolescent—United States. 2. Alcohol Drinking—epidemiology—Adolescent—United States. 3. Alcohol-Related Disorders—prevention & control—Adolescent—United States. 4. Mass Media—United States. WM 274 R321 2003] I. Bonnie, Richard J. II. O’Connell, Mary Ellen, 1960- III. National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Developing a Strategy to Reduce and Prevent Underage Drinking.

RJ506.D78R43 2003

362.292’7’08350973—dc22

2003018014

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Suggested citation: National Research Council and Institute of Medicine (2004). Reducing Underage Drinking: A Collective Responsibility. Committee on Developing a Strategy to Reduce and Prevent Underage Drinking, Richard J. Bonnie and Mary Ellen O’Connell, Editors. Board on Children, Youth, and Families, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.



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