Tag Archives: alcohol

Parents Should Talk With Children About Alcohol Early, Government Says

Parents should start talking with their children about the dangers of drinking as early as age 9, according to a new government campaign. …

Colleges Work Together To Reduce Binge Drinking

Colleges that are part of a national program to reduce binge drinking among students say the first two years have been productive. More schools will join the initiative in June. …

People Who Drink to Improve Mood More Likely to Become Alcohol-Dependent

People who drink to improve their mood are three times more likely to become dependent on alcohol, compared with those who don’t use alcohol to feel better or stay calm, new research suggests. …

Some States Want to Ease Alcohol Restrictions to Raise Tax Revenues

Some states are considering legislation that would ease restrictions on alcohol sales, in an effort to increase tax revenue, according to The Wall Street Journal. …

Breathing Test Device Used to Detect 12 Controlled Substances

Swedish researchers have found a commercially available breathing test device can be used to detect 12 controlled substances, including marijuana, cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine, US News reports. …

Navy Unveils New Anti-Drinking Campaign

The U.S. Navy has introduced a new campaign to remind junior sailors to drink responsibly, according to the Navy Times. …

23% of Teens Surveyed Admit to Driving Under Influence of Alcohol or Drugs

A new survey of teens finds 23 percent admit they have driven under the influence of alcohol, prescription drugs or marijuana. Almost 20 percent of teens who drink and drive say alcohol improves their driving, while 34 percent say the same about marijuana. …

Heavy Drinking Throughout College Could Increase Heart Attack Risk, Study Finds

Four years of heavy drinking between the ages of 18 and 25 could permanently increase the risk of heart attack and stroke, a new study suggests. …

Supreme Court: Police Usually Need Warrant for Blood Alcohol Tests

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled this week that police generally need a search warrant before they order a blood alcohol test for someone suspected of drunk driving. …

College Students Who Drink More and are Anxious Feel More Connected to Facebook

College students who report greater alcohol use and higher levels of anxiety appear to be more emotionally connected with Facebook, a new study concludes. …