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. […]

Underage Youth Drinking Concentrated Among Small Number of Brands

March 28, 2013 0

A relatively small number of alcohol brands dominate underage youth alcohol consumption, according to a new report from researchers at the Boston University School of Public Health and the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The report, published online by Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, is the first U.S. national study to identify the alcohol brands consumed by underage youth, and has important implications for […]

National Stats and Facts on the Prevalence of Underage Drinking

February 27, 2013 0

Every day in the United States, more than 4,750 kids under age 16 have their first full drink of alcohol.1 More youth in the United States drink alcohol than smoke tobacco or marijuana, making it the drug most used by American young people.2 The average age at which young people ages 12 to 17 begin to drink is 13 years old.3 The average age that underage drinkers ages 12 to 20 begin to drink is […]

Binge Drinking Facts

January 21, 2013 0

Binge drinking is not often recognized as a women’s-specific health problem, but nearly 14 million U.S. women binge drink about three times a month, and consume an average of six drinks per binge, according to a Vital Signs report released this week from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report highlights how binge drinking puts women at increased risk for many health problems such as breast cancer, sexually transmitted diseases, heart disease, and […]

State also announces new youth contest to combat underage drinking

January 10, 2013 0

Underage drinking prevention and education have always been a priority at the Liquor Commission, as best exemplified by its Don’t Be Sorry public awareness campaign. Coming this spring, these efforts will see a renewed focus through the unveiling of a new statewide activity designed specifically by the teens themselves. “While our Don’t Be Sorry program has been a great success, we are constantly looking for ways to improve its delivery,” says ILCC Education Manager Ted […]

Q&A with David Jernigan on underage drinking prevention

December 26, 2012 0

Thanks to the Public Health Newswire for this great interview on a topic that is crucial to keeping the number of youth who drink to a minimum. Alcohol is responsible for more than 4,700 deaths per year among youths and is the most abused drug by young people in America. The numbers might be much worse without the work of Dr. David Jernigan, Director of the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth. Jernigan and the agency, […]

Just in time for the holidays– Resources on how to talk to your kids! about underage drinking

December 17, 2012 0

Here are some samples of the resources for parents and community members that we have. They were published in newspapers throughout the county in 2008. They are still relevant today and are well worth a look! They were done in English and Spanish and were well received and widely distributed. English Version is here Spanish Version is here Estos son algunos ejemplos de los recursos para los padres y miembros de la comunidad que tenemos. […]

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