By Steven Olsen; Dean R Gerstein
Alcohol is a killer. one in all each 13 deaths within the usa is alcohol-related. This publication takes a glance on the challenge, and comes in handy for these within the alcoholism prevention company. it's also geared toward counselors, politicians, judges, doctors, and cops through the state.
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At the same time, many nongovernmental grass roots organizations have sprung up to combat the problem of drunk driving, including Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), Remove Intoxicated Drivers (RID), and Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD). These groups have supported such preventive actions as increasing the drinking age, changing criminal penalties, and installing new classroom curricula. Many other organizations in the United States also have the potential to make a significant contribution to the overall goal of reducing the number of alcohol problems.
In over half the states in the nation, "dramshop" laws impose this responsibility on commercial servers by making them liable for the damage done by underage or "obviously intoxicated" patrons to whom they serve alcoholic beverages. These laws are not as effective as they might be, however, because of the vagueness of the term "obviously intoxicated" and because they offer little guidance to servers on how to avoid liability. In recent years, interest has been building in ways to make these laws more effective.
But "prevention cuts across categories," says Hastings. "It is a comprehensive concept, not a casualty area. This absence of a specific casualty constituency can act as an obstacle politically. " Finally, prevention policies almost invariably involve a conflict of values. People's attitudes toward alcohol are an obvious example. Many people see drinking as fundamentally immoral or, at least, morally weak. Others view drinking as a sign of liberal values or as a traditional means of sociability.