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2014-09-20 12:20:49

Watchdog demands end to alcohol industry's toxic relationship with NFL, teams and big game advertising SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The NFL's Roger Goodell has yet to show any understanding that alcohol use by players is a major cause of domestic violence, child abuse, arrests and even suicide and homicide. Though he has shown progress in recognizing that domestic violence is a serious problem, he and the sport's biggest sponsor - Anheuser-Busch InBev - continue to...

2014-09-09 12:28:39

1.525 million fewer American youth reported drinking in 2013 than in 2003 WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Underage drinking among America's youth is at record lows, according to the latest National Survey on Drug Use and Health. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140909/144487 More than 1.5 million (1,525,000) fewer American youth between the ages of 12 and 17 years old -- more than the entire population of New Hampshire -- reported they consumed alcohol in...

2014-08-25 08:23:11

Committee Hearing on the Issue Takes Place Tuesday LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition to Ban Alcohol Ads on Public Property in Los Angeles (www.NoAlcoholAds.org) will be present tomorrow at the City Planning and Land Use Management Committee (PLUM) hearing to demand that the newly proposed LAX outdoor sign district not include alcohol ads. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110727/DC41105LOGO "In the dying days of summer, JCDecaux, Clear Channel and their...

2014-08-07 15:46:41

BMJ-British Medical Journal Trend more likely among those living in urban areas and poorer households The proportion of men who start to drink alcohol in their teens has surged more than threefold over the past few decades in India, suggests research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. Those living in urban areas and poorer households are more likely to start drinking at an early age, the findings show. Studies from high-income countries have...

2014-08-04 12:21:38

Texas data shows teens are getting mixed messages about alcohol, but parental guidance makes a difference AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Before teens head back to school, MADD is calling on Texas parents to talk with their kids about the dangers of drinking underage - before another adult does. MADD encourages families to use resources from MADD's Power of Parents program to learn ways to empower their children to say no to alcohol. It is particularly important for...

2014-07-08 11:08:29

Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs The brands of alcohol popular with underage drinkers also happen to be the ones heavily advertised in magazines that young people read, a new study finds. The findings, reported in July's Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, add to evidence that alcohol ads can encourage kids to drink. They also suggest that the alcohol industry's self-imposed standards on advertising are inadequate, said lead researcher Craig Ross, Ph.D., M.B.A., of the...

2014-05-07 12:30:08

Research With Experts, Parents & Teens Suggests Early, Frequent, Engaging Dialog NEW YORK, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alcohol Talk, a new public education campaign to help parents talk with their teens about drinking, was unveiled today by sponsor Pernod Ricard USA, the New York-based unit of the global spirits and wine marketer. The campaign emphasizes the timing, language and opportunities parents can use to have this conversation with confidence and credibility, based on input from...

2014-04-18 23:06:58

About half of under-age Americans have used alcohol and the average child has their first alcoholic beverage at age 11. About 2 million people ages 12-19 are considered heavy drinkers, and 4.4 million are binge drinkers, which is why Avantcare Foundation and Last Call Program Announce “HORSEPLAY”, an Equine assisted program for at-risk children. Asheville, NC (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 Avantcare Foundation announces community-based Horseplay Programs for at-risk children. Carol Brawley,...

2014-04-16 12:22:14

SEATTLE, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For many teens past and present, a high-school prom is a significant milestone celebrated with dinner, dancing and, according to the latest poll results from PEMCO Insurance, underage drinking. The PEMCO Insurance Northwest Poll found that more than one-third (37 percent) of Washington and Portland, Ore., residents who attended a prom in years past admit to drinking or partying that night. A vast majority--nearly four out of five...

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2014-02-24 06:24:52

Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs PISCATAWAY, NJ – Although some advocates want to lower the legal drinking age from 21, research continues to show that the law saves lives. That's the finding of a new review published in a special supplemental issue to the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. Researchers found that studies done since 2006—when a new debate over age-21 laws flared up—have continued to demonstrate that the mandates work. The laws, studies show, are...


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