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Does setting the legal drinking age at 21 fuel a binge drinking culture among American teens?

Does setting the legal drinking age at 21 fuel a binge drinking culture among American teens?

In America's high schools and colleges, binge drinking and "blacking out" have not only become normalized, but cool. It's a trend that fuels campus tragedies like sexual assault and fraternity hazing deaths. And some experts believe that the United States' minimum legal drinking age of 21 — which is several years higher than the minimum legal drinking age in most other countries — might very well contribute to the problem.
Rachael’s First Week by Dr. Angi Fiege

Rachael’s First Week by Dr. Angi Fiege

Like other parents who have experienced the untimely death of their child, I looked for a way to prevent any other parent or sibling or friend from enduring the horrific anguish that comes with the death of a child. Unfortunately, what happened to Rachael is not particularly unique. The facts are that the demographic of young adults entering college is unrecognized as a uniquely vulnerable population.
Think it’s cool to Juul?

Think it’s cool to Juul?

Juul has become a popular nicotine delivery device for young adults despite the company’s mission. Its attractive flavors, addictive nicotine deliverance, and sleek design have caught the eye of many teens. Vaping has increased to approximately 11% use in high school students.

About Rachael’s First Week

Rachael’s First Week is a program dedicated to   protecting the lives of high school seniors and college freshmen as they transition into young adult women and men. 

These can be tumultuous years when peers often look to each other for guidance as they encounter novel and potentially dangerous situations, rather than engaging experienced mentors to provide solutions. 

The mission of Rachael’s First Week is to develop the decision-making skills of teens as they enter this time of monumental change in their lives.

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