Tag Archives: drinking problems

Ridesharing Apps: The Cure for Drunk Driving?

Reporters with the Washington Post recently took a look at DUI stats in a handful of cities where ridesharing apps, such Uber and Lyft, are in place. What they discovered has some prominent groups taking notice. The analysis, published on the Post’s WonkBlog, took a look at DUI arrest rates in a handful of cities where ridesharing […]

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Affordable Care Act Alcohol Treatment and Addiction

Obamacare Requires Insurance Plans to Cover Alcohol Treatment

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), which went into effect on October 1, may bring some hope to people who want treatment for alcohol and substance abuse. Otherwise known as Obamacare, the new law defines drug and alcohol abuse as “chronic diseases.” This classification requires insurance plans to cover drug and alcohol treatment and allows healthcare […]

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Researchers Using Transdermal Testing to Learn More About Drinking Behaviors

In June, researchers from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio and Wake Forest University published a study, “Comparing the Detection of Transdermal and Breath Alcohol Concentrations During Periods of Alcohol Consumption Ranging From Moderate Drinking to Binge Drinking” in Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, published by the American Psychological Association. Researchers were […]

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Urban Outfitters Stirs the Pot With Pro-Booze T-Shirts for Teens

If you’ve ever shopped with a teenage girl at the mall—a task often resigned to moms but bless the dads who have done it—you know it can be a l-o-n-g process. This fall, if you’re like outraged parents across the U.S., you might want to consider making that outing just a tad bit easier by […]

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Do AA and Treatment Programs Really Fail Young Addicts?

In a recent opinion piece in the Washington Post, “How AA Fails Young Addicts,” Chelsea Carmona, who attended her first AA meeting at the age of 20, addresses what she sees as systemic problems in treatment, and in particular the Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) program, when it comes to addressing the needs of youth. First, I […]

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NADCP

Highlights for Friday June 1st at NADCP in Nashville

The National Association of Drug Court Professionals 18th Annual Drug Court Training Conference continues into the second full day of the conference Friday, and the schedule is jam packed full of events and DWI/Alcohol-specific happenings. Highlights: 7:00-8:00 a.m. The Drug Court Expo/Exhibit Hall Opens early for breakfast and networking. This could be your last chance […]

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The Economics and the Social Impact: Why NADCP is So Important

Today marks the opening of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals 18th Annual Drug Court Training Conference in Nashville, where 4,000 criminal justice professionals will meet to learn, engage, share, and participate in one of the most significant trends in our country: therapeutic jurisprudence. It’s a fancy phrase that describes a substantial, systemic paradigm […]

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The Right to Drink

Many DUI offenders think they can drive after excessive drinking. Not wanting to pay for a cab or inconvenience a sober friend, they choose to take the chance hoping they will not get caught. Many believe because drinking alcohol is a legal right after the age of 21, they can do so. Unfortunately, many misjudge […]

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Sobering Up the UK Proves Difficult, but Not Impossible

Can advertising campaigns sponsored by the alcohol beverage industry promote responsible drinking? Early indications show that such campaigns may be effective at educating consumers. According to a recent article published in Ad Age Global, in the UK, “10 – and 11-year-olds are more likely to recognize Carlsberg lager than Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, and […]

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