Out of sight, out of mind?

Crackdowns are simply not working. Enacting prohibition for 18-20 year-olds has pushed the consumption of alcohol out of public view and into those private settings where risky drinking practices flourish. The Portland Press Herald describes tactics colleges and communities are using to curb “underage” drinking, only to see binge drinking flourishing behind closed doors. Risky drinking will only be minimized, and education possible, when laws are brought in line with social reality. We encourage you to peruse the Portland paper’s coverage of binge drinking and share your thoughts.

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