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Alcohol education is the planned provision of information and skills relevant to living in a world where alcohol is commonly misused.

History in the United States

Teaching about alcohol consumption has been a controversial topic for schools in the United States has been controversial due to the differing viewpoints of Americans on the subject. A variety of educational methods that reflect these viewpoints have been developed and tried over the last century, but have yielded little behavioural change. These methods have included:[1]

  • an abstinence model — simply "don't do it"
  • a social-economic model — which employs statistics demonstrating the likely effects of irresponsible drinking
  • an alcoholism approach — which treats consumption of alcohol as a disease.
  • an alternative approach — which seeks to offer alternatives to drinking.

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