Society’s Role in Preventing Alcohol Problems

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When alcohol restrictions in New Zealand were relaxed over an 11 year period (including a lower drinking age, selling wine in grocery stores, and less stringent licensing), researchers found that men and women 14 - 19 years old drank more and experienced more alcohol-related problems.

PositiveTip: Stricter societal attitudes toward drinking result in fewer drinking and alcohol-related problems.