Author Archives: Rachel Hassinger

Virtual Seminars on Preventing Dangers of AEDs and Underage Drinking

The Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center (UDETC), part of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, is offering ’national electronic seminars’ to assist state and local communities in their efforts to enforce the drinking age laws and eliminate the dangers of youth drinking. …

Free Webinar on Third Party Billing

NIATx is offering a free webinar on best practices in third-party billing. …

For Consumers and Providers: Parity 101

Whether you are a consumer or a provider, SAMHSA’s Partners for Recovery Initiative can help you grasp the ins and outs of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act and the recently released Interim Final Rule. …

’Free the Bowl’ Video Contest Deadline Looms

Marin Institute extended the deadline for their 3rd annual ’Free the Bowl’ video contest until Jan. 27, at midnight. First prize is $1,000. …

Wanted: Students for ’Big Bowl Vote 2011’

" Educators and middle- and high-school students are invited to participate in an informal national survey to measure the impact of alcohol advertising from the Super Bowl." …

Cars Fueled by Four Loko?

Unfit for human consumption, banned cans of high-octane Four Loko are being recycled into ethanol -- and used in gasoline. …

’Monitoring the Future’ Finds More Teens Using Marijuana While Alcohol Use Continues Decline

Daily use of marijuana has increased among eighth, tenth, and twelfth grade youth, while alcohol use -- at its lowest level since the survey began -- and binge drinking have continued long-term declines, according to 2010 Monitoring the Future Survey (MTF) results released today. …

First State to Ban Alcoholic Energy Drinks? Utah

Amid the recent buzz about Four Loko tragedies, the efforts of Pennsylvania, Michigan (and now Oklahoma) regulators have taken center stage. It turns out another state, Utah, had already banned alcoholic energy drinks -- by not permitting distribution of the products in the first place. …

Mich. Bans Alcoholic Energy Drinks

The Michigan Liquor Control Commission (LCC) has banned the sale of alcoholic energy drinks, becoming the second state in the nation to do so. …