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  • Expert Warns About Teens Finding New Ways To Get Drunk July 21, 2014
    Experts are warning parents about new ways teenagers are getting drunk without taking a sip of alcohol. Drinking liquid alcohol is no longer the only way to ingest alcohol; teens are also experimenting with alcohol in its gas and solid forms.
  • 21: Science's limit when it comes to the drinking age
    CNN July 17, 2014
    On July 17, 1984, President Ronald Reagan signed into law the National Minimum Drinking Age Act, which withheld a percentage of highway funds from any state that didn't raise the minimum drinking age to 21.
  • A Different Path to Fighting Addiction
    New York Times July 7, 2014
    When their son had to take a medical leave from college, Jack and Wendy knew they — and he — needed help with his binge drinking.
  • The Conversation: UMKC professor Matthew Osborn talks alcoholic insanity
    Kansas City Star Magazine July 7, 2014
    Matthew Osborn, a University of Missouri-Kansas City history professor, is the author of “Rum Maniacs,” a book on how and why pathological drinking became a subject of medical interest, social controversy and lurid fascination in the early American republic. He speaks at 6:30 p.m. July 9 at Kansas City’s Central Library. Read more here:
  • Bill would let winemaking students under 21 taste their work
    LA Times June 24, 2014
    On what she expects will be the "most exciting day of her life" next month, Jaclyn Cubillas will probably be working on a lush Northern California vineyard, surrounded by grapes destined to become fine Syrah and Zinfandel.

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