Daily Sound Bite: Navy Tightens Alcohol Restrictions

As the Navy looks to curb alcohol abuse and sexual assault in its ranks, the armed services branch is tightening restrictions on alcohol sold on naval bases. The navy will no longer sell alcohol in mini marts and will not sell alcohol between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. David Jernigan, Johns Hopkins University's director of the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth, said,

"Historically, the military, as elsewhere, has viewed these problems as individual problems to be dealt with by identifying the individual with the problem. While that's important, the research shows it's much more effective actually to look at it as a population problem and to deal with things that are affecting everybody across the population."

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