DRINKING AND PROBLEMS FROM DRINKING AFTER A REDUCTION IN THE MINIMUM DRINKING AGE

This paper reports data from four studies in Ontario: (i) consumption data (monthly shipments of alcoholic beverages to stores and licensed establishments) for 1970 and 1971 were analyzed for changes; (ii) vice-principals of high schools in the Toronto area were asked to report their attitudes toward the new law and to indicate whether they observed any increase or decrease in drinking or drinking problems among students. This study was done in February 1972, about seven months after the law was changed; (iii) a comparison was made of reported alcohol use among high school students in Toronto in 1970 and 1972. These data were collected as part of a survey of alcohol and drug use in 1970 and repeated in 1972 in the same school districts; (iv) college and university students were asked to report their attitudes toward the new law, any changes in their purchasing to consuming alcoholic beverages and in the locations of their drinking. Students were also asked if there were changes in their use of marihuana. This study, too, was done seven months after the law was changed. Studies (i), (ii) and (iii) are concerned primarily with young persons who would be around the age of 18 whereas (iv) includes only students 18 to 21 years of age. /Author/

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  • Authors:
    • Smart, R G
    • SCHMIDT, W
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 347-358
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  • Accession Number: 00148795
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1977 12:00AM