Tag Archives: drinking problems

Back-to-School Season Most Dangerous Time for Binge Drinking

While the first few weeks of the school year can be some of the most exciting for college students, they are also some of the most deadly when it comes to alcohol and binge drinking. College and Drinking Culture Defined as 4 drinks for women and 5 for men in a two hour period, binge […]

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Study Finds Working Long Hours Linked to Excessive Drinking

Three martini lunches may be a thing of the past, but for many workers heading out to happy hour or grabbing a drink is a normal way to wind down at the end of a long day on the job. And new research suggests there is a strong link between working long hours and drinking. […]

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Police Tweet Alcohol Crimes in Real-Time

Police in England are using social media to give the public a better understanding of the extent and impact of alcohol-related crime. One weekend last month, police in Devon and Cornwall, areas that attract thousands of seaside visitors each weekend, took to Twitter to chronicle the toll alcohol-related incidents take on law enforcement and emergency […]

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Beer May Be Coming to a College Football Game Near You

Colleges may have a reputation for being awash in alcohol, but traditionally college football stadiums have been a dry island on campus. Until now. While beer is often a part of tailgating, most schools—and the conferences they play in—ban alcohol sales within the stadium itself. But according to a recent Associated Press article, as of […]

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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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