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Revista médica de Chile

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RAMIREZ, Jorge  and  HELLER, Nereida. Minimum legal drinking age in the Chilean context. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2016, vol.144, n.1, pp.108-115. ISSN 0034-9887.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0034-98872016000100014.

Alcohol consumption is harmful to minors. One of the most wide ly accepted measures for the prevention of harm associated with alcohol consumption for young people is to establish a minimum legal drinking age. This document presents the evidence available on this policy, offers a condensed analysis of its characterist ics in the United States of America, describes current consumption patterns of Chilean youth, and proposes concrete solutions to be implemented.

Keywords : Alcohol drinking; Alcoholism; Underage drinking.

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