Monday, January 25, 2010

Research Overview: Underage drinking

Underage drinking is the topic of the most recent Justice Center Research Overview.

"Problems and Costs Associated With Underage Drinking" by Khristy Parker presents the most recent information (2007) on the public problems and costs of underage drinking in the U.S. and in Alaska, and describes the response to the problem of underage drinking in Alaska. In 2007, Alaska was ranked 39th among U.S. states for total costs of underage drinking, but had the highest costs of underage drinking per youth — nearly twice the national average.

See also the Justice Center website for related publications on alcohol and alcohol abuse and on juvenile delinquency.