Research Into Action, RIA for short, helps coalitions bridge the gap between research and practice in the coalition field by keeping coalitions current on research findings relevant to their work. In addition, this series provides actionable steps for coalitions to incorporate the knowledge gained into community action.

This issue is based on an article titled Who Drinks Where: Youth Selection of Drinking Contexts by Dr. Sharon Lipperman-Kreda that appeared in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.

Key findings include:

Research Into Action, RIA for short, helps coalitions bridge the gap between research and practice in the coalition field by keeping coalitions current on research findings relevant to their work. In addition, this series provides actionable steps for coalitions to incorporate the knowledge gained into community action.

One in 9 eighth graders report being drunk at least once, new research has found. Children as young as 9 should be given the talk about alcohol and the dangers of drinking, based on a new survey published in the American Academy of Pediatrics.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reminds parents that it’s never too early to talk to your kids about the dangers of underage drinking. They found that parents have a significant influence on whether their kids drink. SAMHSA also found that children start experimenting with alcohol earlier than many parents realize:

A study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for the first time provides insight on substance use initiation patterns among the one in every five full-time college students (ages 18 to 22) using illicit or potentially harmful substances. The study, which tracks initiation by month, shows the peak times for the initiation of substances including alcohol, marijuana, and inhalants.

CADCA-TV will feature an hour-long program about underage drinking. The show will debut Sept. 10th and be available on demand.

Watch “The Sobering Consequences of Underage Drinking,” to learn about the latest trends in underage drinking including the science behind the statistics, some of the serious consequences that come from underage and binge drinking, and what coalition members can do about it.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Center for Excellence has released an updated version of its “How to Have a Healthy Baby” booklet series.

This series provides useful guidance to encourage women to remain alcohol-free during pregnancy. The series provides tips for men and women who want to support a healthy pregnancy, and for providers who work with pregnant women.

Alcohol continues to be the number one substance of choice among young people and many communities are looking for ways to address this problem. That’s why reducing underage drinking will be a major topic addressed at CADCA’s 2015 Mid-Year Training Institute Aug. 2-6 in Indianapolis. And who better to cover the topic than Dr. David Jernigan.

Strategizer 57 - Reducing Alcohol-Related Harms Through Commercial Host LiabilityExcessive alcohol consumption causes 88,000 deaths in the U.S.

Your coalition is invited to implement the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)’s national impaired driving enforcement crackdown, "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" round out the unofficial end of summer around Labor Day.

NHTSA’s campaign goes into effect across the country from Aug. 19 to Sept. 7.

One of the deadliest and most often committed - yet preventable - of crimes [drunk driving], has become a serious safety epidemic in our country.

Pages