Boston Globe: Binge Drinking in Vermont

This past weekend, Brian MacQuarrie of the Boston Globe examined some of the problems that rural Vermont towns have with binge drinking and alcohol abuse by young adults. His piece shows that binge drinking is not just a college problem:

“Although Vermont was named the healthiest state in 2008 by a national health collaborative, the latest data from the US Health and Human Services Department show that Vermont had the highest and second-highest rates of teenage alcohol use and binge drinking, respectively.”

Visit the Globe‘s website to read the rest of the article.

3 Responses to “Boston Globe: Binge Drinking in Vermont”

  1. Michael Says:

    Now lets figure out how to fix it.

  2. Edwin Says:

    Alcohol education as proposed by Choose Responsibility will reduce bing drinking because it would educate new drinkers on alcohol responsibility. In addition, the drinking age must be lowered to 18 because it would give a few more years to an adult to learn about alcohol responsibility. The current drinking age, with it being ageist, doesn’t educate new drinkers on alcohol responsibilty and if these alcohol problems were to be significantly reduced, then the drinking age must be 18 and the alcohol program implemented.
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  3. Aaron Says:

    Awfully strange that you can drive an hour north into Quebec and suddenly all these problems go away. Hmmm, I wonder what the difference is . . . ?