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2012-04-30 10:39:09

Study shows that minors who recognize ads for beer and spirits are more likely to drink Minors who were familiar with television alcohol advertisements were more likely to have tried alcoholic beverages and binge drink than those who could not recall seeing such ads, according to a study to be presented Sunday, April 29, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Boston. "Underage drinking remains an important health risk in the U.S.," said lead author Susanne E....

2012-04-18 20:46:40

Researchers at The Miriam Hospital say interventions targeting what college students often see as the pleasurable effects of alcohol — including loosened inhibitions and feeling more bold and outgoing — may be one way to stem the tide of dangerous and widespread binge drinking on college campuses. According to a new report, “alcohol expectancy challenges,” or social experiments aimed at challenging students´ beliefs about the rewards of drinking, can...

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2011-04-28 10:50:44

In some households, allowing a teen to have supervised wine or beer with the family is a safe way to introduce alcohol to the young teen in hopes of taking away the thrill of drinking in possibly dangerous ways. New research suggests, however, that it sends mixed signals to the teens that can result in them being more likely to over-indulge in alcohol as they enter their developing years, reports The Telegraph. A study of more than 1,900 young teens, 12-13 years old, were more likely to have...

2010-12-10 16:20:59

Although presidents at some U.S. colleges have argued that lowering the minimum legal drinking age could help curb binge drinking on campuses, a new study in the January issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs suggests such a measure would be ineffective. In 2008, a group of college presidents and chancellors formed the Amethyst Initiative, a call to rethink the current minimum legal drinking age of 21. They argue that the law encourages underage college students to drink at...

2009-10-27 08:01:00

DALLAS and COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and Nationwide Insurance launched "The Power of Parents, It's Your Influence by MADD(TM)" today to give parents of high school students the communication tools they need to stop teen alcohol use. The program features resources at thepowerofparents.org. A GfK Roper Youth Report showed 74% of kids (age 8-17) said their parents are the leading influence on their decisions about drinking. Data also shows...

2009-10-09 13:36:43

Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Public Health studied the drinking habits of 9833 15-16 year olds in the North West of England, finding that excessively low cost alcohol products and illicit purchase are strongly related to harmful underage drinking. Mark Bellis worked with a team from Liverpool John Moores University and Trading Standards (North West) to survey the teens' alcohol consumption patterns, drink types consumed, drinking locations, methods of access and harms...

2009-06-10 11:24:22

Restaurants in Germany legally sell alcohol to teenagers after their sixteenth birthdays and French children drink wine with dinner at an early age, but U.S. parents who follow this relaxed European example, believing it fosters a healthier attitude toward alcohol, should be careful -- it may increase the likelihood that their children binge drink in college.Research conducted by Caitlin Abar, graduate student, human development and family studies and member of Penn State's Prevention...

2009-02-23 05:00:00

Leading health and safety organizations disturbed that so-called debate centers on false claims vs. peer-reviewed, scientifically sound research DALLAS, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 60 Minutes, CBS's weekly newsmagazine, aired a story last night on underage drinking focused on the significant problem of binge drinking on college campuses but did not include peer-reviewed scientific data showing lives are being saved on and off the roadways. Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)...

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2009-02-01 08:40:00

Brief but personal intervention reduces drinking among risky college drinkers, according to a research study at The University of Texas School of Public Health. Results of the study will be published in the February issue of the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. Scott Walters, associate professor at the UT School of Public Health Dallas Regional Campus, led the study on an intervention designed to reduce college binge drinking. The Southern Methodist Alcohol Research Trial...

2008-12-31 15:40:33

More than 1 in 4 young U.S. adults say they have attended at least one party in the last year where minors were served alcohol, a survey indicates. The survey, by the legal Web site FindLaw says 28 percent of people between the ages of 18 and 24 encountered underage party drinking in the last year. However, several different laws can apply when this occurs: -- All states and the District of Columbia have laws that prohibit the serving of alcohol to minors. However, many states have...