Tag Archives: drinking

Teaching Teens to Manage Personality Traits May Reduce Problem Drinking

High school programs that teach teens to better manage their personality traits can help reduce and postpone problem drinking, a new study suggests. …

Navy Blood-Alcohol Tests to Start in February

The U.S. Navy will begin conducting random blood-alcohol tests on sailors in the United States in February, the Associated Press reports. …

Alcohol Can Cause Sleep Disruption in Second Half of the Night, Study Finds

Drinking alcohol may help a person fall asleep, and increase deep sleep during the first half of the night, but can disrupt sleep during the second half, a new study finds. …

D.C. Bars and Restaurants Can Serve Alcohol Until 4 A.M. for Inauguration

Bars and restaurants in Washington, D.C. will be able to serve liquor until 4 a.m., and can stay open 24 hours continuously until the day after the presidential inauguration, NBC Washington reports. …

Many Doctors Skip Alcohol Screening and Miss Patients’ Drinking Problems

Doctors miss drinking problems in almost three-fourths of patients because they don’t conduct alcohol screening, a new study finds. Instead, many doctors rely on gut feelings about whether a patient is engaging in problem drinking. …

New Ice Cubes Change Color to Track Alcohol Use

A graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has invented ice cubes that can warn drinkers when they’ve consumed too much alcohol, ABC News reports. …

Caring Community May Help Reduce Teen Alcohol Use, Study Suggests

Teens who live in a caring community may be less likely to abuse alcohol than their peers who report fewer positive experiences in their community, a new study suggests. Spending time with antisocial peers can increase the risk of alcohol abuse, researchers from Penn State report. …

Supreme Court Hears Case About Forced Blood Alcohol Test for Drunk Driving

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case Wednesday on the question of whether police must obtain a warrant before forcing suspected drunk drivers to submit to a blood alcohol test. …

Vermont to Institute DUI Courts

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin announced Monday the state will set up DUI courts to reduce the number of repeat drunk drivers. The courts will operate much like the three drug courts in the state, according to the Associated Press. …

U.S. Military Imposes New Regulations Aimed at Reducing Binge Drinking

The U.S. military has introduced a number of measures aimed at reducing binge drinking, NBC News reports. Service members and addiction specialists say alcohol abuse in the military is widespread. …