The Colbert Report: Our Response

Choose Responsibility President John McCardell, was interviewed March 19th by Stephen Colbert on Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report. Though the program gives a humorous take on current events, there is nothing amusing about underground, secretive, and excessive drinking. It is a serious and growing problem. We’ve made great headway on drunk driving, but binge drinking is heading in the opposite direction among young adults.  Right now, over 5,000 people under 21 die each year from alcohol-related causes. 

In a prepared statement, McCardell said, "As a former college president, I have witnessed this problem first-hand. Choose Responsibility believes that the current drinking age law isn’t working and that we need to raise awareness among young adults. The Colbert Report provided us with a great opportunity to do just that."
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For Young Adults

Choose Responsibility recognizes that you are legally an adult and exists to empower you to speak up and make a difference.

For Educators

Choose Responsibility wants to help you understand and deal effectively with the realities of alcohol in the lives of young adults.

For Parents

Choose Responsibility is here to help you affirm and fulfill your parental role as your sons and daughters become adults.