Fact Sheet: Alcohol Is A Drug
In April 1998, the U.S. House Speaker's Task Force for a Drug-Free America launched an initiative to "win the war on drugs" by 2002. The task force will direct a three-front attack -- deter demand, stop supply, and increase accountability -- and introduce a minimum of two bills each week for at least eight weeks.
CSPI and other organizations remind the task force that alcohol is a drug too. And for those under age-21, alcohol is an illicit drug.
Kids favorite and most devastating drug is the alcohol in beer. Its legal for adults and heavily advertised. TV ads often reach millions of teens and children with messages that appeal to their humor, sense of fantasy, or identification with sports and glamorous, young-adult activities.
The High Cost of Promoting Drug Use
Preventing Drug Use
Beer, the King of Drugs,
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Updated December 1998