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Underage Drinking

California May Loosen Alcohol Laws For Underage Students

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 03.04.2014 | College

A new bill proposed in California would allow some underage students to taste alcohol, all in the name of academia. Students enrolled in brewing, v...

When No Means No, But Universities Don't Listen

Evelyn Lauer | Posted 02.26.2014 | Women
Evelyn Lauer

I said the words. I may have not said the words when he started kissing me, but I definitely said them when he pulled down my pants, when his arms twisted through mine and his feet spread my legs open, when I tried to push him off of me, when he ripped down my underwear.

Model the Behavior You Want to See

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 04.13.2014 | Parents
Dr. Tian Dayton

Many parents turn to professionals thinking that when their teen hears about the dangers of drug use from someone else, they will be swayed, but the truth is that usually, it's the parents' behavior that have much more impact on a teen's behavior.

How to Talk to Your Kids About Justin Bieber's Arrest

Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP | Posted 03.26.2014 | Parents
Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP

lcohol-related injuries kill over 5,000 teens every year. Bieber's decision-making presents a huge opportunity to protect our own children.

5 Ways to Deal With Teens and Alcohol Over the Holidays

GalTime | Posted 02.16.2014 | Parents
GalTime

The holidays may be a time for you and your kids to celebrate and be merry, but it is certainly not a time to lower your guard and let the alcohol flow.

College Friends Home On Break? Drink This In

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 02.16.2014 | College
Patrick O'Connor

In 30 years as a college counselor, I've never talked with a student or former student about this issue. I guess that's why I wanted to write this column.

Fake ID Use Could Cause Bigger Drinking Problems: Study

Posted 10.22.2013 | College

Young adults in college using fake IDs to buy alcohol are more likely to engage in high-risk drinking and are at a greater risk for developing drinkin...

What Every Parent Should Know Before Talking To Their Child About Alcohol

Charlotte Latvala | Posted 12.18.2013 | Parents
Charlotte Latvala

It can be difficult for parents to be sure of how to approach the subject of alcohol with their kids, especially if the topic was taboo in their own households growing up. For a healthy and realistic approach, read on for some practical parenting tips on broaching the subject of alcohol with kids.

Children Away at School: Warning to Children and Parents

Saul Segan | Posted 12.03.2013 | Crime
Saul Segan

The calendar had made it to fall and the common trauma of bidding the kids farewell has taken its place among the emotional realities of life. Those w...

Should We Have Learner's Permits For Alcohol, Too?

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 11.20.2013 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

Just as we are accountable for being sure our kids are fed and housed and stay out of the street, just as we are accountable for making sure they get an education and get the medical care they need, we should be accountable for teaching them how to responsibly use alcohol.

A Summer of Fun or a Summer of Dangerous Underage Drinking?

Colleen Greene | Posted 10.23.2013 | Parents
Colleen Greene

Parents need to set clear rules regarding alcohol use and provide positive examples to influence their teens.

McLovins, Beware

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.26.2013 | College

A fake ID could cost you a few hundred dollars, but a smartphone app -- costing a mere $1.99 on the iTunes store -- could ruin any plans underage coll...

Kids May Be Consuming Alcohol Earlier Than You Think

Posted 06.20.2013 | Black Voices

By second grade your child is likely to be delving into more complex concepts of science and math and broadening their knowledge of the world, child d...

One Of Colorado's Worst Counties For Underage Drinking Makes Progress

The Greeley Tribune | Whitney Phillips | Posted 08.17.2013 | Denver

Four years after Weld County was designated as one of the state's worst areas for underage drinking and earned federal funding to combat the problem, ...

Why Everyone Should 'Get' MADD

Anai Rhoads | Posted 08.12.2013 | Impact
Anai Rhoads

Deaths caused by drunk drivers have a long-lasting ripple effect -- it spreads to all family members, friends and even acquaintances.

Underage Drinking Laws on Campus

Uloop | Posted 08.07.2013 | College
Uloop

It is no secret that alcohol use is prevalent on college campuses. According to the National Institute On Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 80 percent of college kids drink alcohol, and over 50 percent of them have partaken in binge drinking in the last two weeks alone.

Helping Your Teen Make Safe, Smart Decisions on Prom Night

Carleton Kendrick | Posted 06.22.2013 | Parents
Carleton Kendrick

For parents, the primary prom-related concerns aren't financial. Our biggest prom worries are the risky behaviors associated with proms, most specifically driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, and unsafe sex.

5 Questions After The Steubenville Rape Case

Christian Piatt | Posted 05.18.2013 | Religion
Christian Piatt

As the father of both a boy and a girl, I was particularly angered and disturbed by this story. The very fact that such things happen in a supposedly civil society is a stark reminder that we have only a tenuous hold on the well-being of our kids once they leave our sight.

My First Love Was a Sexual Predator

Angelica V. Hernandez, Ph.D. | Posted 05.18.2013 | Crime
Angelica V. Hernandez, Ph.D.

I noticed him leaning up against the door jamb as I entered the kitchen. He was tall, wore a white t-shirt and Levis and had his left ear pierced. He told me it was his 29th birthday. After a guessing game of how old I was, I revealed that I was 13.

When You Catch Your Kids Drinking

GalTime | Posted 04.30.2013 | Parents
GalTime

While drinking is one of the typical risks teens take, don't treat it lightly. And remember, knowing your kid and having open communication are two of the best ways to head off serious trouble, including alcohol abuse.

Why It's Time to Have the Drinking Talk With Your Tweens and Teens

Leah Odze Epstein | Posted 04.16.2013 | Parents
Leah Odze Epstein

Being a golden kid creates its own kind of stress, and shy kids who don't socialize much can suffer from social anxiety. That first taste of booze, with its melting away of inhibitions, can seem like a magic bullet to an introverted person. Take it from me: I was one of them

4 Ways Parents Can Prevent Underage Drinking

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 04.01.2013 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

Let's be honest: When was the last time you talked about alcohol ads with your kids? I don't mean in a "Wow, that was a cool ad they had on during the Super Bowl," kind of way.

Mothers, Daughters and Alcohol

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 03.17.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Mothers, your teenage daughters are watching you very carefully. They will partake in the activities that you partake in.

Regulate Marijuana Better Than Alcohol and Tobacco

Sue Rusche | Posted 02.18.2013 | Denver
Sue Rusche

With more than one-third (Washington) and more than one-fourth (Colorado) of students dropping out of high school, it is critical to make sure underage students can't obtain a drug that will make it harder for them to succeed.

Missing ASU Student A Victim Of Hazing?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.06.2012 | College

Arizona State University freshman Jack Culolias has been missing since Nov. 30 amid family concerns that fraternity hazing might have played a part, a...