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2013-05-28 15:37:43

Researchers at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center have found that current constraints on advertising for alcohol products in movies that adolescents watch are not effective. The study, "Trends in Tobacco and Alcohol Brand Placements in Popular US movies, 1996 through 2009,"was published online in the May 27, 2013 JAMA Pediatrics. Studies have shown that movies influence smoking and drinking during adolescence: A 2012 Surgeon General's report noted a causal relationship between the...

2013-05-13 23:26:32

Each year, millions of American teenagers look forward to proms and graduations; however, this poses a high-risk for binge drinking and increased drunk driving occurrences. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) May 13, 2013 According to USA today, car accidents are a leading cause of accidental death for teenagers, and approximately one in ten high school students admits to regularly drinking and driving. The findings also report that in 2010, one of five teen drivers involved in fatal crashes had the...

Binge Drinking On The Weekend Has Long-Term Consequences
2013-05-02 06:55:21

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A hangover might not be the only unfriendly reminder of a weekend of heavy alcohol consumption, according to a new University of Missouri study that has linked binge drinking with an increased risk of liver disease as well as a number of other potential health issues. “In our research, we found that binge drinking has a profound effect on the liver in various modes of alcohol exposure,” Shivendra Shukla, corresponding...

Binge Drinking Youth Risk Cardiovascular Health
2013-04-24 05:31:00

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Binge drinking among young adults causes immediate changes in circulation that increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease later in life, according to new research published online in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. "Regular binge drinking is one of the most serious public health problems confronting our college campuses, and drinking on college campuses has become more pervasive and destructive,"...

Light Drinking During Pregnancy Not Harmful
2013-04-17 15:31:09

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In a recent report in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, researchers found that light drinking during pregnancy is not linked to adverse behavioral or cognitive outcomes later in life. The team conducted a nation-wide study of infants born in the UK between 2000 and 2012 to determine whether light drinking during pregnancy had an effect on children. Previous studies linked heavy alcohol consumption during...

2013-04-17 12:20:26

Newly analyzed data shows underage drinking poses a variety of risks to teens; parents may not realize the prevalence of underage drinking AUSTIN, Texas, April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As prom and graduations approach, new statewide data shows that Texas parents may not realize the prevalence of underage drinking, and the risks associated with underage drinking may be greater than many realize. This April 21(st) - PowerTalk 21® day - Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and...

2013-04-09 08:29:37

Public Opinion Survey Reveals At-Risk Drinking Not Considered a Problem by Many National Alcohol Screening Day(®) is April 11 BOSTON, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At-risk drinking (four or more drinks per day for men; three or more for women) is common in the U.S. but many people don't consider it a problem. According to a recent national survey of American adults released this month by Screening for Mental Health, Inc., a nonprofit provider of mental health screening...

2013-04-04 23:02:37

Each spring break, millions of college students and teenagers escape to holiday locales and engage in wild parties fueled by binge drinking and other dangerous behaviors. Parents, teachers, and addiction treatment professionals are coming up with new and innovative was to prevent this problem through outreach and education opportunities. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) April 04, 2013 Each spring break, millions of college students and teenagers escape to holiday locales and frequently engage in wild...

2013-04-03 23:00:54

Delray Recovery Center is a Florida treatment facility offering individualized plans for alcohol addiction, drug addiction, eating disorders and co-occurring disorders that include depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder. In its ongoing mission to help individuals as well as their families, the center is releasing a new guide on How to Talk to Your College Freshman about Binge Drinking. (PRWEB) April 03, 2013 College and drinking have long been linked, and Delray Recovery Center´s new...

2013-03-26 12:25:23

Gateway Foundation Drug Treatment Supports Alcohol Awareness Month in April CHICAGO, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More individuals than the entire population of Illinois, or 14 million American adults, meet the criteria for alcohol abuse or alcohol dependency, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Furthermore, nine out of 10 individuals with alcoholism won't seek the treatment they need for substance abuse. To address this public...