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2014-07-02 16:20:54

PROVIDENCE, R.I., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee signed into law a bill increasing penalties for the most dangerous segment of DUI offenders. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140331/MM94373LOGO On Tuesday, Gov. Chafee signed into law Senate Bill 2231, supported by the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.org). This new law, which will take effect January 1, 2015, mandates the use of ignition interlock...

2014-06-17 12:28:25

BETHESDA, Md., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Summer is a wonderful time for outdoor activities with family and friends. For many people, a day at the beach, on the boat, or at a backyard barbecue will include drinking alcoholic beverages. But excessive drinking and summer activities don't mix. Drinking impairs both physical and mental abilities, and it also decreases inhibitions--which can lead to tragic consequences on the water, on the road, and in the great outdoors. In...

Personal Breathalyzer Paints Troubling Picture Of Drinking Trends
2014-06-11 15:46:24

Alan McStravick for redorbit.com - Your Universe online It has been said of the second largest and second most populous state in the Union that everything is bigger in Texas. Nowhere is this more true than in the state's capital dome (which reaches higher into the air than the capital dome in Washington, DC), its cowboy hats and, regretfully, in its drunk driving deaths. Statistics for the year 2012 for this grim figure, released seven months ago, show that a staggering 1,296...

2014-06-11 08:31:21

Creator of first smartphone breathalyzer debuts BACtrack® Consumption Report; Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) insights driven by over 100,000 data points SAN FRANCISCO, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time ever, consumer Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) data is available, providing insight into alcohol consumption patterns around the nation thanks to BACtrack®, the leader in personal and professional-grade breathalyzers. The data was collected anonymously from users of BACtrack Mobile....

2014-06-05 14:34:24

University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences Even before conception, a son's vulnerability for alcohol use disorders could be shaped by a father who chronically drinks to excess, according to a new animal study from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The findings, published online Wednesday in PLOS ONE, show male mice that were chronically exposed to alcohol before breeding had male offspring that were less likely to consume alcohol and were more sensitive to its...

2014-06-03 23:12:31

Highway safety can be improved by using new research that screens for psychoactive drugs and alcohol use. This book presents an epidemiological study of road users’ consumption of psychoactive substances in Nigeria and also examines the use of driving simulators that evaluate skills impairment after drinking alcoholic beverages. (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 Portable electronic digital screening devices such as “Oral Screen” along with other screening devices were used to establish the...

binge drinking
2014-05-16 05:26:16

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Binge drinking is a behavioral problem affecting approximately one out of every six US adults. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that binge drinking — a pattern of drinking that brings a person's blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to 0.08g/dL or higher — is the most common pattern of excessive alcohol use in the US. This leads one to ask how often a person can binge drink before they begin to damage their...

2014-05-15 12:21:26

- Launches First-Ever Professional-Grade Smartphone Breathalyzer SAN FRANCISCO, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today BACtrack, the leader in personal and professional-grade breathalyzers, celebrates its 13(th) anniversary developing innovative products in an emerging market and the one-year anniversary of its genre-defining smartphone product, BACtrack Mobile. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140515/87850 According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...

2014-03-26 12:21:46

ARLINGTON, Va., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is responding to recent controversy about the effort to collect information about impaired driving through a voluntary survey, which has led to a backlash amid concerns about privacy. Researchers conducting the National Roadside Survey of Alcohol and Drugged Driving work with local police to safely stop drivers, who are then asked to participate. Survey workers collect breath,...

2014-03-26 10:46:42

Among university students in New Zealand, a web-based alcohol screening and brief intervention program produced a modest reduction in the amount of alcohol consumed per drinking episode but not in the frequency of drinking, overall amount consumed, or in related academic problems, according to a study in the March 26 issue of JAMA. Unhealthy alcohol use is common among young people, including university students. Using an internet site to screening students for unhealthy alcohol use and...


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