Tag Archives: alcohol

Alcohol Most Common “Date Rape” Drug, Law Enforcement Officials Say

Despite widespread publicity about “date rape” drugs such as roofies, liquid ecstasy and Special K, alcohol remains the most common substance associated with sexual assault, according to law enforcement officials. …

Poll of Teens Finds 77 Percent Say They Don’t Drink Alcohol

A poll of high school teens finds 77 percent say they don’t drink alcohol. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, which released the survey, 69 percent of teens say they don’t drink, and an additional 8 percent say they used to drink, but don’t anymore. …

Truckers Who are Younger and Paid Less More Likely to Use Alcohol or Illegal Drugs

An international review of studies looking at substance abuse by truckers finds those who are most likely to use alcohol or drugs on the job are younger and less well paid. …

College Students’ Use of Fake IDs May Contribute to Risk for Alcohol Use Disorder

A study of college students finds false ID use may contribute to the risk of alcohol use disorder by making it easier for students to drink more frequently. The study found false IDs were used by almost two-thirds of students who had tried alcohol at least once before starting college. …

Fraternity Group Opposes Bans on Freshman Rush Designed to Reduce Alcohol Deaths

A group that represents 75 national fraternities has been successful in opposing college rules that are designed to reduce alcohol-related deaths by postponing freshman recruiting, according to Bloomberg. …

Drinks Often Contain More Alcohol Than People Realize: Report

The alcohol content of beer and wine varies widely, meaning people often end up consuming more alcohol than they realize, according to a new report. …

Marine Corps Exchange Stores Impose New Limits on Alcohol Sales

Marine Corps Exchange stores around the world will impose new limits on alcohol sales in an effort to limit irresponsible drinking, Stars and Stripes reports. …

Teens Who Start Puberty Early More Likely to Experiment with Substance Use

A new survey of teens finds those who start puberty early are more likely to try cigarettes, alcohol and marijuana, compared with those who begin on time or late. …

Vermont Colleges Engage Parents in Effort to Reduce Binge Drinking

Several colleges in Vermont are engaging parents in their effort to reduce binge drinking, according to the Associated Press. Students tend to drink less when their parents are aware of what they are doing, says Vermont Health Commissioner Dr. Harry Chen. …

New York Court to Decide Whether Drivers Can Be Too Drunk to be Found Guilty

New York State’s highest court this week heard arguments from lawyers of three drivers who claimed they were too drunk to understand what they were doing or the threat they posed to others. The judges will decide whether drivers can be considered too drunk to be found guilty. …