Alcohol and Other Drugs: An Undergraduate Research Guide : Drinking Age
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About Drinking Age
This Research Guide is an introduction to the topic of a standardized minimum drinking age nationwide, which has been law since Congress passed the Federal Uniform Drinking Act in 1984. It also covers the problems of underage drinking and alcohol-related traffic accidents.
Try searching these terms using the resources linked on this page: drinking age, underage drinking, college and drinking, binge drinking, alcohol and (automobile or traffic) and accident*, drinking age and law*, teenagers and alcohol
Overview Resources - Background Information
- Alcohol: Problems and SolutionsAward winning site which offers information on the minimum legal drinking age around the world, underage drinking, driving accidents involving alcohol and other related topics.
- College Drinking: Changing the CultureInformation from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
- Opposing Viewpoints Resource CenterOpposing Viewpoints Resource Center (OVRC) provides viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles related to controversial social issues.
- Getting Wasted: Why College Students Drink so Much and Party too Hard by Thomas Vander VenISBN: 9780814788325Publication Date: 2011
- The Science of Drinking: How Alcohol Affects Your Body and Mind by Amitava DasguptaISBN: 9781442204119Publication Date: 2011
- Preventing and Reducing Underage Drinking by Nathaniel P. MarquisISBN: 1606925881Publication Date: 2009
- College Drinking: Reframing a Social Problem by George W. DowdallISBN: 9780275999810Publication Date: 2008
- Binge: What Your College Student Won't Tell You : Campus Life in an Age of Disconnection and Excess by Barrett SeamanISBN: 9780471491194Publication Date: 2005
Articles - Scholarly and Popular
- Philosopher's IndexA database covering worldwide research in all areas of philosophy. There is basically no literature that argues for lowering the drinking age, so arguments in favor of lowering the drinking age will need to be philosophical in nature, rather than supported by scientific study.
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- Do I drink too much? : human biology, genetics, and alcoholWhy does tolerance for alcohol differ so widely from person to person? Do genetic factors make alcoholism unavoidable in some people? Should we drink at all? This program searches for answers, following addiction expert Dr. John Marsden as he observes--and participates in--experiments that assess alcohol's neurological and physiological impact.
- Making of a HangoverThis program tracks the physical and psychological changes in seven volunteers as they drink with their friends in a bar. Information is provided on alcohol's impact on the body, the worthlessness of inebriation remedies, the danger of alcohol poisoning, and genetic inputs for alcohol addiction.
- Binge drinking blowout : the extreme dangers of alcohol useExplores dangerous consequences of over consumption of alcohol by college students.