MLDA 21 Symposium at Dartmouth Friday

This Friday, the Dartmouth Center on Addiction and Recovery Education will host its fifth-annual Symposium on Substance Abuse. This year’s symposium focuses on the debate over Legal Age 21 and its implications for public health policy. The day-long event will feature a group of nationally-recognized researchers and experts on the issues of the legal drinking age, substance abuse, and addiction, including:

  • [CR] President and founder John McCardell
  • Jeffrey Miron, Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Economics at Harvard University
  • Alan Green, Chair of the Psychiatry Department at Dartmouth Medical School
  • Ralph Hingson, Director of the NIAAA’s Division of Epidemiology and Prevention Research
  • David Jernigan of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the author of the World Health Organization report “Global Status of Youth Alcohol Use”
  • C. Everett Koop, Dartmouth Class of 1937 and U.S. Surgeon General 1981-1989
  • Amy Wallace, Director of Substance Abuse Services at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Lebanon, NH

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Visit Dartmouth News for more information about the program and details about how to register.

One Response to “MLDA 21 Symposium at Dartmouth Friday”

  1. Edwin Says:

    The drinking age must be lowered to 18 along with the alcohol education program. In addition, it’s a shame that the United States of America has a drinking of 21 because it disrespects the age of majority and encourages alcohol abuse by those 18-20. However, it’s good that there will be symposium on the ageist drinking age in order to see that the high drinking age encourages alcohol abuse when those 18-20 go into discrete settings. Finally, the drinking age must be lowered to 18 along with the alcohol education program.