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Hosts of Off-Campus College Parties Drink More Than Their Guests

Hosts of off-campus college parties drink more and engage in more alcohol-related problem behaviors than their guests, a new study suggests. The researchers found that hosts of on-campus parties tend to drink less than their guests. …

Increasing Price of Alcohol May Reduce Drinking, Study Suggests

Increasing the minimum price of alcohol may reduce drinking, a new Canadian study suggests. …

Liability Laws Make Parents Responsible for Underage Drinking in Their Home

Parents who allow their teens to have friends over to drink, thinking it’s a safe way to keep them off the roads, may be surprised to find they are subject to liability laws that make them vulnerable to lawsuits, fines and jail time. …

Text Messages Can Help Young Adults Cut Down on Alcohol Consumption

Young adults who sent and received weekly text messages that tracked their alcohol consumption drank less after 12 weeks, according to a new study. …

French Teen Drinking Raising Serious Concerns

France, with a culture that embraces wine, is facing serious concerns about teenage binge drinking, NPR reports. …

Drinking on the Rise, But Habits Vary by Region

While alcohol consumption is on the rise in the United States, drinking preferences vary by region of the country, according to USA Today. …

Lower Legal Drinking Age Linked to Higher Risk for Homicide, Suicide in Women

Women who became adults when 18 was the legal drinking age in the United States are at higher long-term risk for homicide and suicide, than women who grew up after the legal drinking age became 21, a new study finds. …

Massachusetts Amendment Would Allow Happy Hours Once More in Bars

A measure under consideration in the Massachusetts State Senate would allow bars in the state to once again offer happy hours, for the first time since 1984. …

Financial Stress May Lead Older Adults to Drink and Smoke More

Financial stress may lead older adults to drink and smoke more, according to a study of more than 2,300 adults over the age of 65. Men and people with less education appear to be most likely to drink and smoke in response to money worries. …

Recent Veterans Enrolled in College More Likely to Smoke, Drink than Non-Veteran Peers

Recent veterans enrolled in college are more likely than their peers, who are not veterans, to use tobacco products, binge drink and engage in other risky behaviors, a new study suggests. …