This study suggests that kids will be less likely to drink if they’re taught about the motives and tactics of alcohol advertisers. It’s an interesting approach–nobody likes to be played. However there’s a big leap between 6th graders (Alcohol use is still a hypothetical for most of them). filling out a questionnaire a short time after five consecutive days of instruction (Sounds a little like a quiz, where a kid might be inclined to give the correct answer.) and their choices 4 and 5 years later. Hopefully they do some long-term follow up.
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I have been an addiction professional and social worker since 1994. I started blogging in 2005 as the Clinical Director at Dawn Farm. I no longer work at Dawn Farm and am now the Director of Behavioral Medicine at a community hospital, and a lecturer at Eastern Michigan University’s School of Social Work. Views expressed here are my own. Keep in mind that the field, the contexts in which the field operates, and my views have changed over time. View all posts by Jason Schwartz