Extreme binge drinking: How common is it among high school seniors?

January 19, 2015 0

A University of Michigan study published online in JAMA Pediatrics finds that ten percent of high school seniors have engaged in extreme binge drinking, drinking 10 or more alcoholic drinks in a single sitting.The study is based on data from a nationally representative sample of more than 16,000 high school seniors, surveyed between 2005 and 2011 as part of the annual Monitoring the Future Study conducted by the U-M Institute for Social Research (ISR). “More […]

Want to know the exact underage drinking law in Illinois?

February 17, 2014 0

Well here it is, thanks to National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. The Alcohol Policy Information System (APIS) provides detailed information on a wide variety of alcohol-related policies in the United States at both State and Federal levels. Detailed, state-by-state, information is available for the 33 policies listed below. APIS also provides a variety of informational resources of interest to alcohol policy researchers and others involved with alcohol policy issues. You can look up […]

Study says: Drinking and Driving Unsafe at any Level.

February 6, 2014 0

Even a .01 blood alcohol content (BAC) can impair driving, reports a new large-scale study, which found small amounts of alcohol made drivers nearly twice as likely to be at fault in an accident with a sober driver. “We find no safe combination of drinking and driving — no point at which it is harmless to consume alcohol and get behind the wheel of a car,” lead researcher and University of San Diego sociologist David […]

Heavy Drinking Speeds Decline in Men’s Memory and Thinking Skills: Study

January 20, 2014 0

Men who drink heavily in middle age experience a faster, steeper decrease in memory and thinking skills 10 years later, compared with men who drink less or don’t drink, a new study concludes. Men who consumed at least 2.5 drinks a day performed worse on memory tests almost six years faster than other men, USA Today reports. Their thinking skills declined almost two years faster than men who didn’t drink or who drank less. The […]

Office of National Drug Control Policy Awards $125,000 to The Lake County Underage Drinking and Drug Prevention Task Force

October 16, 2013 0

Gil Kerlikowske, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), announced $19.8 million in new Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program grants to 147 communities and 19 new DFC Mentoring grants across the country. The awards announced today are in addition to the $59.4 million in continuation grants simultaneously released to 473 currently funded DFC coalitions and 4 DFC Mentoring continuation coalitions. The Lake County Underage Drinking and Drug Prevention Task Force from Lake […]

Underage Drinking Violations in Texas, There’s an App for That…

July 5, 2013 0

For years the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) has been working with Texas community members, encouraging them to report underage drinking and other public safety violations that occur on a licensed premise. In March 2013, TABC made a significant leap forward in their reporting program by introducing the agency’s first Smart Phone Application (smart phone app). This app allows people, even if they submit a complaint anonymously, to check the status using a smart phone. […]

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