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Enforcement Of School Policies Reduces Student Drinking

(7/15/2013)

Enforcement Of School Policies Reduces Student Drinking
Medical News Today
July 12, 2013

University of Washington researchers studied whether anti-alcohol policies in public and private schools in Washington state and Australia's Victoria state were effective for eighth- and ninth-graders.  What they found was that each school's particular policy mattered less than the students' perceived enforcement of it. So, even if a school had a suspension or expulsion policy, if students felt the school didn't enforce it then they were more likely to drink on campus. But, even if a school's policy was less harsh - such as requiring counseling - students were less likely to drink at school if they believed school officials would enforce it.

View the full article here: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/263146.php


Keywords: enforcement, school, policies, reduce, student, drinking



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