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Sam Stein

Meet The Companies Behind The Secretive Group That Took On MADD

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At various moments over the past two decades, Coca-Cola, the massive soft-drink conglomerate, has aligned itself with Mothers Against Dr...

Powerful PSAs Give Everyone A Reason Not To Drink And Drive

The Huffington Post | Mandy Velez | Posted 05.07.2014 | Parents

In 2011, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that 226 children's deaths were caused by drunk drivers. The nonprofit, Mother...

Son Was In A Coma For 31 Years, While His Family Stood By Him

AP | JOHN ROGERS | Posted 01.26.2014 | Los Angeles

MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) — Paul Cortez can remember the night 31 years ago as clearly as if it was last week. He had walked into the pediatric intensiv...

Why Can't the NFL Stop Its Players From Driving Drunk?

Barron H. Lerner | Posted 02.08.2013 | Sports
Barron H. Lerner

Can we stop National Football League players from continuing to drive drunk and killing people? I ask this question in light of the news that Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent has been arrested for allegedly causing the death of his teammate and friend Jerry Brown.

Ann Brenoff

How One Woman Is Moving On After Unimaginable Tragedy

HuffingtonPost.com | Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.08.2012 | Fifty

Two years ago, Amy Voelker was enjoying a getaway with her extended family at a rental house in Redington Beach, Florida -- and a second meeting with ...

Turning a Blind Eye to Underage Drinking

Linda Flanagan | Posted 07.23.2012 | Parents
Linda Flanagan

Just as Twitter and Facebook enabled young revolutionaries to gather together for instant protests, social media has helped modern kids mobilize promptly against snooping grown-ups.

Transforming Sorrow to Joy: A Mother's Story

Kathy Eldon | Posted 07.06.2011 | Impact
Kathy Eldon

As Mother's Day approaches, my stomach begins to ache. It's a familiar, if old pain, tucked away in my soul, born of the loss of my son, Dan, killed at the age of 22 while working as Reuters photojournalist in Somalia more than 17 years ago.

Are College Presidents Encouraging Teen Drinking?

Lonna Saunders | Posted 06.18.2011 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

Why are some college presidents and chancellors (136 of them), appearing to encourage teen drinking by signing on to the "Amethyst Initiative" which s...

What Are We Going to Do About Gambling Addicts?

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

My solution to gambling addiction would be same one that seems to be helping keep track of sexual predators: A national registry. If widely shared, such a list could prevent addicts from any legalized gambling.

Oprah's Call to Action: No Texting, No Cell Phones, No Kidding!

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lisa Mirza Grotts

I am intrigued with the idea of our nation as a whole taking the no-phone pledge. I agree with Oprah that we are facing a serious crisis. In the hands of a driver, a cell phone is a dangerous tool.

Dialing and Driving Is Deadly, Hands-Free or Otherwise

Amy Nebens and Jara Negrin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amy Nebens and Jara Negrin

There is no cognitive difference between talking hands-free or hand-held. It's just about the simple fact of the conversation. Our brain's focus is not wholly on the road.

If You Give a Mother a Margarita

Susan Sawyers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Sawyers

As a mom, the best I can do is to role-model and encourage my kids to make wise decisions. And asking for assistance is hardly a sign of weakness; sometimes it's a symbol of strength.

What Else "Wouldn't" He Hurt? On Flies and Presidents...

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

Obama may have a charming off-hand manner, an intellect that rivals the combined IQs of his predecessor and predecessor's cabinet taken en masse, and a hot wife, but this is a man who would hurt a fly, with impunity.

Controversial New Group: Drunk Drivers Against Mothers

Tom McCaffrey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Tom McCaffrey

"My mom is always like 'I can't believe you got drunk and then drove our new car into a lake again'. I'm like fuck you! I like to party! You're just mad because you can't party as hard as me! Delta Chi forever!"

Smoking Dope, Drinking Wine and Paying 90% Income Taxes

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael B. Laskoff

The power of ideas is nothing against the power of the purse. Those of us born in the mid-Sixties can be forgiven for not understanding this.

Let Them Drink Beer

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There was a news item today about a group of college presidents who have signed on to an effort to "rethink" the drinking age in America. While not e...