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 […]

Report on Lake County Winter Break Compliance Checks

February 20, 2013 0

Winter break from high school and college brings time for young people to get together at a variety of events and parties. Unfortunately, with these events also come concerns about underage drinking. Throughout this season, businesses throughout Lake County saw teens entering their stores attempting to purchase alcohol. This was part of a county-wide effort to continue promoting positive practices by stores and restaurants that sell alcohol. Law enforcement agencies worked with local groups and […]

It Takes A Village to Curb Teenage Alcohol Use

February 4, 2013 0

Living in a caring community may help curb teenage alcohol use, according to new research. For the study, researchers at Penn State evaluated how seven categories of risk and protective factors can predict teen alcohol use. Risk factors included antisocial attitudes, antisocial behaviors, association with antisocial peers, and family risk. Protective factors were positive community experiences, positive school experiences and family strengths. A team led by Damon Jones, Ph.D., research assistant professor in the Prevention […]

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 […]

Illinois Social Host Law

January 17, 2013 0

The basic provisions of the law are: Persons over 18 who willfully supply alcohol beverages or illegal drugs to a person less than 18 years of age and cause impairment of such person are liable for death or injuries to persons or property caused by that impairment. Recovery may be had by persons, and their surviving spouses and next of kin, who are injured, in person or property, by the impaired person (which is similar […]

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 […]

New “Social Host Law” takes effect on New Year’s Day

January 1, 2013 0

Representative Carol Sente As the clock strikes midnight this coming New Year, the important role adults play in keeping alcohol out of the hands of our children will be further defined, when new sanctions take effect on those allowing underage drinking in their home. Sponsored by State Representative Carol Sente and State Senator Susan Garrett, the new legislation closes a loophole of legal accountability on those who knowingly allow alcohol consumption by minors. “By protecting […]

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, […]

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