Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse
Con to the question "Should the Drinking Age Be Lowered from 21 to a Younger Age?"
"Teen drinking is the number one source of adult alcoholism. Children who begin drinking before age 21 are more than twice as likely to develop alcohol-related problems. Those who begin drinking before age 15 are four times likelier to become alcoholics than those who do not drink before age 21."
Experts Individuals with MDs, PhDs, JDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the minimum legal drinking age. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to the minimum legal drinking age.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Founder and Chairman Emeritus, The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, 1992-present
Partner, Dewey Ballantine, 1983-1992
Special Counsel, House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct, 1982-1983
Partner, Califano, Ross & Heineman, 1980-1983
United States Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, Jan. 25, 1977-Aug. 3, 1979
Partner, Williams, Connolly & Califano, 1971-1977
Partner, Arnold & Porter, 1969-1971
Special Assistant to President Lyndon Johnson, 1965-1969
Member, Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences
Adjunct Professor of Public Health, Health and Policy Management, Columbia University Medical School and School of Public Health
Director, CBS Corporation
Director, Willis Group Holdings, Ltd.
Advisory Council, American Foundation for AIDS Research
Advisory Council, Council on Foreign Relations
Trustee Emeritus, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts