Heavy drinking during pregnancy disrupts proper brain development in children and adolescents years after they were exposed to alcohol in the womb, according to a study supported by the National Institutes of Health. The study is the first to track children over several years to examine how heavy exposure to alcohol in utero affects brain growth over time.
Coalitions looking for quick and clever ways to promote the dangers of risky and binge drinking on and around Halloween can look to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) for free “photo messages” to post on web sites, Facebook pages, e-newsletter, Twitter feeds, and in email blasts.
The percentage of teens in high school (ages 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 (ages 16 and older) did not drink and drive during 2011.
African-American youth ages 12-20 are seeing more advertisements for alcohol in magazines and on TV compared with all youth ages 12-20, according to a new report from the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
For a community coalition to be most effective, its members and staff must be well equipped with research on the latest substance abuse trends. Coalitions are most likely to implement successful community interventions when they are informed and evidence-based. Learn about the latest and emerging trends in underage drinking in the upcoming CADCA National Coalition Institute webinar “New Research Since the Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking.”
A new, bipartisan national poll conducted on behalf of the Center for Alcohol Policy recently found that Americans overwhelmingly agree that alcohol is a unique product that is not like other consumer goods, and they support state restrictions on alcohol that are not found on other consumer goods.
Driving while under the influence presents serious public health problems and, since more than half of all self-reported binge-drinking episodes occur in a bar or restaurant, it is critical to address the overservice of alcohol, an environmental factor contributing to this behavior. Current research suggests implementing alcohol control policies to reduce alcohol-related harms connected to the overservice of alcoholic beverages in on-premises alcohol outlets. A recent study conducted by researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that dram shop liability laws help prevent motor vehicle crashes, though more research is needed to better understand the effects of enhanced enforcement of overservice laws.
In Yahoo’s fashion blog this week, the issue was raised about a new line of Urban Outfitters t-shirts that promote binge and underage drinking with slogans such as "I Vote For Vodka,” “Misery Loves Alcohol,” and "USA Drinking Team." A version modeled by a young woman on their website, who appears to be a teenager, features blurry letters reading, "I Drink You're Cute.”
For a community coalition to be most effective, its members and staff must be well equipped with research on the latest substance abuse trends. Coalitions are most likely to implement successful community interventions when they are informed and evidence-based. Learn about the latest and emerging trends in underage drinking in the upcoming CADCA National Coalition Institute webinar entitled, “New Research Since the Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking.”
This webinar will outline new research on trends in and consequences of underage drinking as well as interventions to prevent and reduce underage drinking that have emerged since the 2007 Call to Action. The course will explore recent trends in injury deaths linked to underage drinking, binge drinking and driving under the influence, effects of underage drinking on the developing brain, blackouts, and academic performance. It will also examine research on interventions that are individually-oriented, policy/environmental, and community-based interventions.
A new report shows that 37.2 percent of substance abuse treatment admissions involve both alcohol and drug abuse. According to a report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 23.1 percent of all admissions reported the abuse of alcohol and one other drug, and 14.1 percent reported the abuse of alcohol and two or more drugs.
Everyone knows that drinking and driving never mix. And the once socially acceptable practice of drinking before or even while driving a motorcycle at the world-famous Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, which ended Aug. 12 in South Dakota, doesn’t ride with law enforcement and the coalition behind that change.
The content of alcohol ads placed in magazines is more likely to be in violation of industry guidelines if the ad appears in a magazine with sizable youth readership, according to a new study from the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Coordinated strategies that address alcohol availability, alcohol policy enforcement and drinking norms can help colleges and their communities protect students from the harms of high-risk drinking, according to a new study supported by the National Institutes of Health.
CADCA has developed several resources in partnership with the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) to help you educate your community about the dangers of underage drinking among children and teens, and binge or excessive drinking among college-age youth.