Could technology help curb underage drinking? The makers of a new app seem to think so. The new iPhone app, called barZapp, aims to help stop underage drinking by making it easier for bartenders and bouncers to spot fake IDs.
Fewer states are holding alcohol retailers liable for harms caused by customerswho were served illegally, according to a new report from researchers at Alcohol Policy Consultations and the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Published online by the American Journal of Preventive Medicine the legal research study documents
the gradual erosion of commercial host liability (also referred to as dram shop liability) from 1989 to 2011.
In 2009, Tennessee took a bold move to help curb underage drinking – they passed a social host law making it illegal for an adult to knowingly host an underage drinking party. But after seeing little to no action taken on the law, the Coffee County Anti-Drug Coalition took matters into their own hands.
A study reported by Medical News Today showed that young people with impulsive tendencies are more prone to drinking heavily at an early age. The study was conducted by scientists at the University of Liverpool.
By age 8, 37 percent of kids have sipped alcohol and by age 11 more than half have sipped or tasted alcohol, according to a new study reported by the Health Behavior News Service, part of the Center for Advancing Health. The study was published in the Journal of Adolescent Health.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has announced a challenge to develop technology-based products to assist in preventing high-risk drinking among college students. The agency is seeking solutions to this problem through cost-effective, portable, technology-based products that effectively reach a diverse population of college students and their parents, as well as administrators, faculty and staff, and that can be adapted to meet the local needs of these institutions throughout the United States.
While many communities are battling prescription drug abuse and marijuana use, by far the most widely used and abused drug remains alcohol. Binge and heavy drinking is a major problem among college-age youth. In fact, among full-time college students in 2011, some 60 percent were current drinkers, 39 percent were binge drinkers, and 13.6 percent were heavy drinkers. To address this problem CADCA has developed a new discussion guide, entitled College and Drinking: A Risky Curriculum.
“Talk. They Hear You,” a new national public service announcement campaign that empowers parents to talk to children as young as nine years old about the dangers of underage drinking was recently launched by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
Decades of research strongly support Screening and Brief Intervention as an effective means for identifying and reducing unhealthy alcohol use and related consequences among adults. More recent explorations into the use of SBI for children and adolescents indicate similar benefits and in 2010 the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommended that health care providers of children and adolescents conduct screening for alcohol, tobacco and other drug use during all office visits. A recent study using a national survey of students in the 10th grade found that a significant number of health care providers do not follow these guidelines as recommended.
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and its Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center (UDETC) will host the fourth in the 2013 series of webinars being offered by members of the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking. The OJJDP/UDETC program will be presented live on Tuesday, May 14 from 2-3 p.m. EST.
Early, substantive dialogue between parents and their grade-school age children about the ills of tobacco and alcohol use can be more powerful in shaping teen behavior than advertising, marketing or peer pressure, a University of Texas at Arlington marketing researcher has shown.
To reduce underage and binge drinking, the Unified Prevention Coalition of Fairfax County, in Oakton, Va., brought experts to the table to address the issue of college student binge drinking at “The Perils of the College Drinking Culture: A Forum for High School Seniors/Juniors and their Parents.”
Passage from high school to college is often a passage to binge drinking and other alcohol-related behaviors harming college students and others in the community where the college is located. Research has found parents remain a key influence through young adulthood. The Unified Prevention Coalition of Fairfax County’s (UPC) acclaimed “Perils of the College Drinking Culture” forum recognizes the importance of continued parent-student communication and the need for increased awareness of the epidemic of college drinking. In this new podcast series highlighting featured coalitions from CADCA's new resource, the Coalition Ideas Exchange, the Unified Prevention Coalition describes how they developed strong partnerships to conduct this forum of community leaders, students and parents.