Teen Binge Drinking – the US starts to catch on

The Wall Street Journal has run a story on teen binge drinking, discussing the merits of parents providing restricted and supervised access to alcohol for their teenage children. Studies demonstrating the impact on binge-drinking are quoted and the question asked: is restricted access an answer to the USA’s binge-drinking issues.

When I first worked in AOD it was widely accepted that such an approach was useful, and I’m yet to see a lot of evidence refuting it. For those of you working in health promotion / community development, have you seen a ‘chaperoned alcohol consumption’ approach work?