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Older Adults Get Drunk Faster Than Younger Drinkers

Yet most report not feeling impaired, researchers say,,,, THURSDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) -- If you're over 50, and your friends have noted that you can't handle that third glass of wine as well as you used to, a new study confirms it's not their imagination. Older adults who are...

MU professor recommends changing drivers' perceptions of law enforcement to deter drunk driving

COLUMBIA, Mo. Recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) revealed that an estimated 2 million drunk drivers with three or more convictions will be on the roads this holiday season. In 2007, approximately 1,500 people nationwide were killed in crashes that involve...

Drowsy Driving as Dangerous as Drunk Driving

More than a third of drivers have dozed at wheel; National Road Safety Foundation offers tips to stay awake on the road NEW YORK, May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- As people jam the roads and highways over the Memorial Day weekend, which marks the start of the peak summer driving season, ther...

Alcoholics Not to Blame for All Drunk Driving Cases

CDC study found almost half just occasionally had too much THURSDAY, April 3 (HealthDay News) -- It's easy to assume that drunk drivers are habitual drinkers, but new research suggests that people who only get drunk occasionally account for almost half of those who drive while intoxica...

Virginia Attorney General Addresses Drunk Driving and Underage Drinking in New Radio Campaign

Spots encourage use of designated drivers and open dialogue between parents and teens RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell today launched a campaign aimed at preventing drunk driving and underage drinking with new 30-second ...

Indiana Attorney General Steve Carter Addresses Drunk Driving and Underage Drinking in New Radio Campaign

Spots encourage use of designated drivers and open dialogue between parents and teens INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Indiana Attorney General Steve Carter today launched a campaign aimed at preventing drunk driving and underage drinking with new 30-second rad...

Replacement Drivers Lend a Helping Hand to the Drunk and Stranded in Korea

Drunk and stranded in the middle of the night ? You wont have to worry if you are in Seoul, capital of South Korea. For you will have replacement drivers on call . Thousands of Koreans these days make a living by delivering inebriated people and their cars home. Their work has become s...

Potter and His Pals Light Up and Get Drunk Too!

Harry Potter stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint admit that they have all tried their hand at stuff teens at their age do - drinking and smoking . However, the only difference between them and a lot of other young stars, is that they maintain their squeaky clean image by be...

Brazil’s Claim to Fame - Fat Women and Drunk Men, Survey Find

Brasilia – Svelte models have lent their charm in the many carnivals for which Rio de Janeiro is well-known. Having set an enviable trend//, a recent survey has painted a different picture of Brazil, suggesting that women are not as slim as they are thought to be and the men drink far too much. Nea...

Driving Drunk or on Drugs is on the Rise among Teens

A national survey has revealed that 26% of teenagers have driven while drunk or while on drugs.// The study was conducted by Guideline Inc. on behalf of Liberty Mutual and Students against Destructive Decisions by surveying 903 teens with drivers' licenses at 26 high schools nationwide. Ass...

Drinkers Intensed to get Drunk

A study with 18- to 24-year-old adults in UK revealed that above half of them were admitted intentionally only to get drunk.// To make themselves intoxicate, about 18 per cent of people from all ages in Scotland, drinks alcohol. About 59 per cent and 43 per cent of people in UK, who were aged...

Celiac Disease Provides Clues To Solving Autoimmunity

...tain foods for a specified period of time. Annette, an ALCAT tester, suffered from multiple sclerosis symptoms for decades. "It was as if I was drunk but I do not drink. Turning over in bed was nearly impossible to do," said Annette. After taking the ALCAT Test and following the recommended rotation...

DUI Deaths Down 9 Percent in California

...rcement, state and local agencies, Mothers Against drunk Driving (MADD) and other safety advocates, and the...rent tactics have been used recently to attack the drunk driver problem, from increases in youth public awa..., the Avoid DUI Taskforces program and the Report drunk Drivers - Call 911 campaign as being particular...

Pioneer of Digital Place-Based Media Joins World's Leading Blood Pressure and Health Kiosk Manufacturer

...N) and the senior advisor to Disney and ABC for their in-store TV development. He also served as the National Chairman of the Board of Mothers Against drunk Driving. von Hurwitz will help lead Lifeclinic in its rapid growth and expansion into domestic and international markets, focusing on buildin...

Diageo's DRINKiQ.com Honored as Most Outstanding Health & Wellness Site by International Academy of the Visual Arts

...ious stakeholders work together to address the common goal of encouraging the responsible enjoyment of alcohol among adults age 21 and older, reducing drunk driving and underage drinking, and providing meaningful information about reducing alcohol abuse," Smith said. DRINKiQ.com offers content spe...

At U.S. Colleges, Binge Drinking Is on the Rise

...ggests,, MONDAY, June 15 (HealthDay News) -- Binge drinking among American college students is on the rise, along with its consequences of drunk driving and drinking-related deaths, U.S. health officials report. In fact, drinking-related deaths among students aged 18 to 24 years have increas...

As college drinking problems rise, new studies identify effective prevention strategies

... Alcohol-related deaths among U.S. college students rose from 1,440 deaths in 1998 to 1,825 in 2005, along with increases in heavy drinking and drunk driving, according to an article in the July supplement of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs . The special issue describes the results...

Dangerous college drinking: Prevention is possible, studies suggest

... Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) in Bethesda, MD, found that heavy episodic drinking (sometimes referred to as "binge" drinking) and drunk driving have also increased among 21- to 24-year-olds. "College students are being swept up in the same societal problems as the rest of the popul...

College drinking problems, deaths on the rise

... Alcohol-related deaths, heavy drinking episodes and drunk driving have all been on the rise on college campuses over the past decade, a new government study shows. Using figures from government databases a...

Zero tolerance alcohol policy good choice for parents

... parent had set as a limit for the teens, the more often they drank and got drunk in college," said Abar. Whether the parents themselves drank, on the other ...e by their parents in sixth grade were up to three times more likely to get drunk and almost twice as likely to drink heavily (five or more drinks) at ages 1...

Medical, Insurance, Automotive and Safety Groups Call on Congress to Make This the "Last Deadly Summer for Teens" by Swiftly Passing Federal Teen Driving Safety Bill

...ency Nurses Association Farmers Insurance Group of Companies KidsAndCars.org Liberty Mutual Group Meharry Medical College Mothers Against drunk Driving (MADD) National Fire Protection Association National Organizations for Youth Safety National Safety Council Nationwide Mutual Insuranc...

National Partnership to Meet, Evaluate Addiction Treatment as Component of New Justice Programs

...decades to mitigate both the economic and public safety impact of alcohol misuse," says Talpins, a former national policy director for Mothers Against drunk Driving (MADD) and a former DUI prosecutor for the Miami-Dade County State Attorney's Office. "Research is showing, time and again, that treatment-bas...

Little Harbor Publishing Announcing Release of Manning Up In Alaska by Dick Drechsler

...your book last night and could not put it down," says Sandy Golden, retired investigative reporter and founding executive director of Mother's Against drunk Driving (M.A.D.D.). "I'm really impressed. Manning Up In Alaska is a good read. From time to time I am sent books from new authors and, most of the ti...

Use science to convince teens a sober prom is better, AAAS says

... May Do Things They Don't Want to Do Alcohol helps release inhibitions, and teens who drink may indulge in risky behaviors such as unprotected sex or drunk driving. The brain's prefrontal cortex, which is involved in planning and decision-making, does not completely mature until a person's mid-to-late twe...

MADD Delivers Nearly 7,000 Petitions to Governor Paterson Urging Ignition Interlocks For All Convicted DWI Offenders

... May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mothers Against drunk Driving (MADD) New York delivered nearly 7,000 pet...howing support for MADD's Campaign to Eliminate to drunk Driving. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi...) A key part of MADD's Campaign to Eliminate drunk Driving includes legislation pending in the New Y...

Impulsivity Raises Alcoholism Risk

...m the university. "High impulsivity, when defined as the tendency to choose small instantaneous rewards over larger delayed rewards -- like getting drunk instead of going to work for that paycheck in two weeks -- is more prevalent in alcoholics than in non-alcoholics," he said. "Because these mice had n...

McDivitt Law Firm Expands Safe and Sober Free Ride Home to Cinco de Mayo

... McDivitt Law Firm work with clients who have suffered after losing a loved one in an alcohol-related automobile crash. To assist in the fight against drunk driving, McDivitt Law Firm encourages individuals to make responsible choices by providing a safe transportation alternative during many of the tradit...

California Injury Lawyer to Provide Free Cab Rides Home for Cinco de Mayo

...commitment that seeks to raise community awareness regarding the dangers of drunk driving and encourage individuals to make responsible choices by providing ...f free cab rides. In 2004, the program was a recipient of a Mothers Against drunk Driving (MADD) Alameda County community service award. About Berg Injur...

Largest Organ and Tissue Donation Event in U.S.: Seventh Annual Donate Life Run/Walk & Family Festival, Sat., April 25 at Cal State Fullerton

...w Ennabe Foundation" - family and friends of 19-year old Andrew Ennabe, Rowland Heights, who was fatally struck by a drunk driver; -- "Team Ortega" - in support of Ed Ortega, La Habra, who has participated in every Run/Walk despite being on d...

Consumer/Nutrition Groups Urge Obama Administration and Congress to Update Alcohol Policies for the 21st Century

...d distilled spirits products and providing the government resources needed to address such pressing problems as underage drinking, binge drinking, and drunk driving. Using the observance of National Alcohol Awareness Month to rally attention, four leading nutrition and consumer advocacy organizations ...

Largest Organ and Tissue Donation Event in U.S. to Cap April's National Donate Life Month Observances

... liver transplant); and the Andrew Ennabe Foundation, (family and friends of 19-year old Andrew Ennabe of Rowland Heights, who was fatally struck by a drunk driver). The event also features a "Circle of Life Garden" with more than 100 photograph-bearing signs honoring donors and recipients, the openin...

Former MADD National President Joins Innocorp, ltd.

...rs brainstorm ways to reduce significant levels of drunk driving in the state, a private business continues... that former National President of Mothers Against drunk Driving, Mr. Glynn Birch, has been named as Innoco...bute new and innovative tools in the fight against drunk driving and underage drinking. We refuse to accept...

Innocorp, ltd. Hires Former MADD National President

... that former National President of Mothers Against drunk Driving, Mr. Glynn Birch, has been named as Innoco...bute new and innovative tools in the fight against drunk driving and underage drinking. We refuse to accept... international spokesperson and resident expert on drunk driving. Glynn became a member of MADD after his y...

Missouri DOC Conducting Pilot of 24/7 Alcohol Anklets

...crimes and 75 percent of domestic violence cases include offenders who were drunk at the time of the offense. And drunk drivers represent 18 percent of all those on probation each year, more than...

Research Shows that Weekend Binge Drinking Can Lead to Parents Drink Driving - Warns the Linwood Group

...London, UK (PRWEB) March 20, 2009 -- Commenting on recent research the Linwood Group warn that parents who binge drink at the weekend may be guilty of drunk driving as well. Few parents would dream of getting behind the wheel of a car with their children in the back seat after they'd had a few drinks. ...

Owning alcohol-branded merchandise associated with teen drinking behaviors

...d Budweiser. Most were obtained through family and friends but some 24 percent of them were purchased directly by teens. Among teens that had never drunk alcohol, owning alcohol-branded merchandise and positive attitudes toward drinking were both related, with each predicting the other during an eight-m...

SHOWUSA Launches: New Website Showcases Animated Maps of U.S. Facts and Figures

...uch on nearly every aspect of the land and people of America. Some of the current maps include: Hispanics, rural population, people with disabilities, drunk driving deaths, U.S. military deaths in Iraq, people without health insurance, strawberry production, natural gas reserves, casinos, federal farm supp...

Each State to Receive Report Card Grading Their Progress in Passing Model Traffic Safety Laws

...ATE HIGHWAY SAFETY LAWS" report grading each state and the District of Columbia on their passage of model traffic safety laws related to teen driving, drunk driving and the required use of seat belts, child booster seats, and motorcycle helmets. The report will feature the best and worst performing st...

Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin to Offer Free Terre Haute Cab Rides on New Year's Eve

...raise community awareness regarding the dangers of drunk driving and encourage individuals to make responsi...g up the tab. To learn more about the impact of drunk driving, visit Mothers Against drunk Driving (MADD) at www.madd.org . About Flesch...

'Don't drink and ride': Improving subway safety

...nts of young children and thrill-seeking individuals, as well as safe riding in general. "Public messages, similar to the ones developed to discourage drunk driving, might be similarly effective in raising the awareness of the risk associated with intoxication while riding the subway," Dr. Gershon recommen...
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