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2012-10-02 10:28:08

Nearly one million high school teens still drink and drive each year ATLANTA, Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The percentage of teens in high school (aged 16 and older) who drove when they had been drinking alcohol decreased by 54 percent between 1991 and 2011, according to a Vital Signs study released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nine out of 10 high school teens (aged 16 and older) did not drink and drive during 2011. "We are moving in the right...

2012-09-28 06:22:30

Film Targets Mothers and Career Women: Women Ages 35 to 55 Resist Treatment 12 Times More than Men WASHINGTON, Sept. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lipstick & Liquor, a timely and compelling documentary that explores the hidden world of suburban women who drink, as well as the stigma that causes them to refuse treatment, will premiere at New York City's REEL Recovery Film Festival on Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 3:00PM at the Quad Cinema. A Q&A session with the filmmaker...

2012-09-24 06:27:13

Report also shows reductions in binge and heavy drinking among underage youth WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of people aged 18 to 25 who used prescription drugs for non-medical purposes in the past month declined 14 percent -- from 2.0 million in 2010 to 1.7 million in 2011 -- the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced today, during the 23(rd) annual national observance of National Recovery Month. Non-medical...

2012-09-18 22:51:26

The majority of observational studies have shown that alcohol intake, especially heavy drinking, increases a number of upper-aero-digestive tract (UADT) and other cancers, and even moderate drinking is associated with a slight increase in the risk of breast cancer. A meta analysis published in the Annals of Oncology compares the effects between light drinkers (an average reported intake of up to 1 typical drink/day) versus "non-drinkers" in terms of relative risks for a number of types of...

2012-09-17 11:21:04

-Habituation refers to the ability of an organism to stop responding to repeated stimulation. -A new study has examined the impact of maternal drinking on fetal habituation or learning abilities while still residing in the mother's womb. -Results showed that those fetuses exposed to heavy binge drinking required significantly more trials to habituate, and also exhibited a greater variability in test performance. While it has become clear that drinking during pregnancy can damage the...

2012-09-14 06:24:59

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal, Ed.D. joined The Century Council on Capitol Hill to meet with Members of Congress and their top staffers. Dr. O'Neal spoke about The Century Council's effort to address college binge drinking across the country and highlighted new research completed by Morgan State University on binge drinking among Historically Black College and University (HBCU) students. Morgan State University, funded by a...

2012-09-08 06:21:29

The National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Urges Women to Abstain from Alcohol During Pregnancy Due to the Risk of Birth Defects WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Prenatal alcohol exposure is the leading preventable cause of developmental disabilities and birth defects in America. Representing the nine months of pregnancy the ninth day of the ninth month--September 9(th)--is International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness Day and serves...

2012-09-04 10:21:22

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Century Council announced it will award a second grant to a team of researchers at the University of Pittsburgh's Department of Emergency Medicine to further investigate the use of mobile phone text messaging as an intervention tool to reduce hazardous drinking among college students. Over the next three years, The Century Council, a nonprofit funded by distillers and dedicated to fighting drunk driving and underage...

Glass Half Full - Binge Drinking Frat Boys Are Happier Than Most
2012-08-20 12:24:57

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online There´s a time and a place for everything. In college, for instance, many young people feel the urge to imbibe in a few substances which they may or may not have previous experience with. Specifically, many colleges and universities have noticed, and even set out to combat, binge drinking among their students. Now, a new study from the Colgate University in New York suggests students may engage in binge drinking as an...

2012-08-13 06:24:46

BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As college students arrive on campus this fall, it's a time of new experiences, new friendships, and making memories that will last a lifetime. Unfortunately for many, it is also a time of excessive drinking and dealing with its aftermath-vandalism, violence, sexual aggression, and even death. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120813/PH56025-INFO) According to research summarized in a College Task Force report to the National Institute...