Medical News Today reported that a new study examining the role of ethnicity in determining the age of onset and severity of Alcoholic Liver Disease (ALD) has found that ethnicity is a major factor affecting the age and severity of different subtypes of the disease.

Results will be published in the March 2015 online-only issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research.

“It’s an art and a science and it’s fun to do,” said DanversCARES project director Peg Sallade of the comprehensive campaign using social media and relationships with local business and schools that lowered 30-day youth alcohol use by 12 percent and high-risk drinking rates by 25.5 percent between 2008 and 2014.

Although most of the country is still feeling Old Man Winter’s chill in the air, many coalitions are working on their spring break prevention plans. Coalitions who are working on campaigns to curb binge and underage drinking during the upcoming spring break, prom, and graduation season will want to refresh their toolkits with some resources developed by CADCA.

New research published online in JAMA Pediatrics showed that teens receptive to alcohol ads on television such as while watching the notoriously-alcohol ad heavy Super Bowl, were more likely to drink. The study was conducted by pediatrician Dr. Susanne E. Tanski of the Geisel School of Medicine at the Children’s Hospital at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and colleagues.

The Dia de la Familia (Day of the Family), a popular event that exemplifies family fun, quickly turned inappropriate when in 2009, a local artist served a drink to a minor attending the festival. The act at the Salinas, Calif. event sparked outrage.

Nearly 42 percent of U.S. adults who drink regularly also report using medications known to interact with alcohol, based on a study from the National Institutes of Health released last week. Among those older than 65 years of age who drink alcohol, nearly 78 percent of them report using alcohol-interactive medications. This could put people at risk for nausea, headaches, loss of coordination and even internal bleeding, heart problems and difficulty breathing.

Half of teens and young adults who died in car crashes in nine states were under the influence of either alcohol or marijuana, or both, according to statistics of fatal road accidents involving 16- to 25-year olds between 1999 to 2011.

Researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health analyzed the statistics to gauge how possible policy changes could influence substance use among teens and young adults. The study, led by Katherine M. Keyes, PhD, assistant professor of Epidemiology, was published online in the journal Injury Epidemiology.

Medical News Today reported about a study that examines how exposure to alcohol ads on television is linked to binge and underage drinking.

Researchers from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth in Lebanon, NH, investigated the link in a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Pediatrics.

New research by a State University of New York, University at Buffalo psychologist reveals consistent parenting practices and restrictions about teen alcohol use can make a difference.

When it comes to adolescents and drinking, the message that parents send matters, said psychologist Craig Colder. His study, "A latent growth curve analysis of alcohol-use specific parenting and adolescent alcohol use," was published recently in Addictive Behaviors.