Tag Archives: binge drinking

Study Tears Down Stereotypes of Runaways

Most runaway teens return home on their own shortly after leaving, and few fit the stereotype of deeply troubled youth, according to researchers at UCLA. Science Daily reported Dec. 5 that researcher Norweeta G. Milburn of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience …

Rate of Alcohol-Related Road Deaths Declines, DOT Reports

Almost 1,300 fewer Americans died in alcohol-related crashes last year than in 2007, and fatality rates dropped by 20 percent or more in Vermont, Wisconsin, Maine, Nebraska, Minnesota, Connecticut, South Dakota, Arizona and the District of Columbia, according to the …

Drinking Coffee When Drunk Creates False Sense of Sobriety

Drinking coffee not only doesn’t sober you up when you are drunk but can make you reckless by imparting a false sense of sobriety, according to animal researchers at Temple University. The BBC reported Dec. 9 that a study led by …

Senate Bill Would Block Postal Service from Delivering Cigarettes

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has approved a bill that would ban the U.S. Postal Service from delivering cigarettes and other tobacco products — a policy already adopted by private couriers like Federal Express and UPS. Indian Country Today reported …

More Workers Seek to Clear Criminal Records to Find Jobs

The lousy U.S. job market has made it more urgent for workers with criminal convictions to seek to have their records purged so they can compete for work, the Wall Street Journal reported Nov. 11. Petitions to clear criminal records …

Crushing Virtual Cigarettes to Squish Addiction

Can destroying cyber-cigarettes help smokers quit? Surprisingly, a new study says yes. The Los Angeles Times reported Nov. 4 that Canadian researchers found that 15 percent of smokers enrolled in a stop-smoking support group were able to quit after 12 …

Don’t Switch to ’Lights’ to Quit Smoking, Researchers Say

Switching to so-called light cigarettes won’t improve your health or help you quit smoking, experts say. Reuters reported Nov. 3 that researchers led by Hilary Tindle of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine found that smokers who switched from …

iPhone App for 12-Steppers Developed

A new application program for the Apple iPhone connects people in recovery with a support network of peers in the 12-step community, About.com reported Oct. 27. “The ann-e app provides a vehicle for a safe and anonymous way to stay …

Pharmacies Worry About Liability for Prescription-Drug Abuse

Pharmacies nationally are closely watching a Nevada case in which car-crash victims and their families are suing stores that sold painkillers to a driver who had been suspected of abusing prescription drugs, the Wall Street Journal reported Oct. 29. A …

Alcohol the Real Date-Rape Drug, Study Says

Women who have lost control or consciousness due to excessive drinking have fueled what British researchers have termed the “urban legend” of drinks being spiked with so-called “date-rape” drugs, according to a new study. The Telegraph reported Oct. 27 that …