Be The Parents http://www.betheparents.org/ Be The Parents en-us Sun Valley Road Rally http://betheparents.org/"sun_valley_road_rally1" http://betheparents.org/"sun_valley_road_rally1" Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:11:15 +0000 Every summer, Highway 75 is transformed into a "No Speed Limit” zone to benefit The Drug Coalition. To view the complete schedule, learn how to participate and to purchase raffle tickets to win a 2014 Porsche Macan go to: www.sunvalleyroadrally.com. The Dangers of Underage Drinking: 16-Year-Old Jada’s Viral Rape Crisis http://betheparents.org/"the_dangers_of_underage_drinking_16_year_old_jadas_viral_rape_crisis" http://betheparents.org/"the_dangers_of_underage_drinking_16_year_old_jadas_viral_rape_crisis" Mon, 21 Jul 2014 07:46:48 +0000 (EEW Magazine) Underage drinking is an American epidemic. Statistics show that nearly three quarters of students (72%) have consumed alcohol by the end of high school. Text Messages Can Help Reduce Young Adults’ Binge Drinking http://betheparents.org/"text_messages_can_help_reduce_young_adults_binge_drinking" http://betheparents.org/"text_messages_can_help_reduce_young_adults_binge_drinking" Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:33:01 +0000 Receiving text messages about binge drinking after visiting the emergency room can help young adults reduce their hazardous alcohol consumption by more than 50 percent, a new study suggests. This is an interactive on “how to talk to your teens about alcohol”. http://betheparents.org/"this_is_an_interactive_on_how_to_talk_to_your_teens_about_alcohol" http://betheparents.org/"this_is_an_interactive_on_how_to_talk_to_your_teens_about_alcohol" Fri, 11 Jul 2014 07:11:31 +0000 SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services) has a new campaign out for parents with an interactive "how to talk to your teens about alcohol" program. Underage drinkers heavily exposed to magazine ads for alcohol brands they consume http://betheparents.org/"underage_drinkers_heavily_exposed_to_magazine_ads_for_alcohol_brands_they_c" http://betheparents.org/"underage_drinkers_heavily_exposed_to_magazine_ads_for_alcohol_brands_they_c" Wed, 09 Jul 2014 12:42:01 +0000 Underage drinkers between the ages of 18 and 20 see more magazine advertising than any other age group for the alcohol brands they consume most heavily, raising important questions about whether current alcohol self-regulatory codes concerning advertising are sufficiently protecting young people. Binge Drinking Teens: What and Where They Drink http://betheparents.org/"binge_drinking_teens_what_and_where_they_drink" http://betheparents.org/"binge_drinking_teens_what_and_where_they_drink" Mon, 07 Jul 2014 07:15:49 +0000 Adults drink alcoholic beverages more frequently than young people, but when kids do drink they tend to drink a lot. Binge drinking in teens is becoming epidemic, as more young people use alcohol than illegal drugs or tobacco, and what and where they drink may be surprising to adults. ISP Targets Impaired Driving With Enhanced Patrols for July 4th Holiday http://betheparents.org/"isp_targets_impaired_driving_with_enhanced_patrols_for_july_4th_holiday" http://betheparents.org/"isp_targets_impaired_driving_with_enhanced_patrols_for_july_4th_holiday" Thu, 03 Jul 2014 10:20:20 +0000 IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY The Hidden Dangers on the 4th of July http://betheparents.org/"the_hidden_dangers_on_the_4th_of_july" http://betheparents.org/"the_hidden_dangers_on_the_4th_of_july" Mon, 30 Jun 2014 07:49:03 +0000 Tyler woke up on the 4th of July excited to spend the day celebrating the holiday; however, his day of celebration would instead come to a tragic end. After spending the afternoon celebrating and drinking with friends and family, he climbed into the passenger seat of his friend Joseph’s Jeep. As the two friends traveled on an un-named, off-highway dirt trail in the vicinity of US-95, Joseph attempted to navigate the jeep up a dirt hill to access the US-95. However, the vehicle lost traction, and rolled to its left and down a dirt embankment. Tyler was immediately thrown from the vehicle and sustained fatal injuries in the crash. Joseph was subsequently arrested at the scene and later charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and manslaughter. Bud Light, Jack Daniel’s among top brands used by underage binge drinkers http://betheparents.org/"bud_light_jack_daniels_among_top_brands_used_by_underage_binge_drinkers" http://betheparents.org/"bud_light_jack_daniels_among_top_brands_used_by_underage_binge_drinkers" Tue, 24 Jun 2014 09:02:34 +0000 A new study by Boston University and Johns Hopkins University researchers shows which brands underage drinkers use when binge drinking. Arizona mom blames energy drinks for 16-year old daughter’s death http://betheparents.org/"arizona_mom_blames_energy_drinks_for_16_year_old_daughters_death" http://betheparents.org/"arizona_mom_blames_energy_drinks_for_16_year_old_daughters_death" Thu, 19 Jun 2014 11:12:46 +0000 Mother says 16-year-old daughter died from energy drink heart attack. 5 Tips to Help Parents With the Underage Drinking Conversation http://betheparents.org/"5_tips_to_help_parents_with_the_underage_drinking_conversation" http://betheparents.org/"5_tips_to_help_parents_with_the_underage_drinking_conversation" Wed, 18 Jun 2014 12:20:23 +0000 Let's face it: Talking to your teens about drinking, regardless of their age, can be difficult and awkward. We want you to know that this conversation doesn't have to be impossible, weird or fraught with tension. Chances are you're probably already finding some ways to relate to your kids, which is great. Now is the time to prepare yourself for this conversation and use this trust to open up a dialogue about alcohol. Alcohol-Vandal Health Education-University of Idaho http://betheparents.org/"alcohol_vandal_health_education_university_of_idaho" http://betheparents.org/"alcohol_vandal_health_education_university_of_idaho" Mon, 16 Jun 2014 07:20:26 +0000 Alcohol The consequences of excessive and underage drinking affect virtually all college campuses, college communities, and college students, whether they choose to drink or not. Man arrested on suspicion of supplying alcohol that lead to crash http://betheparents.org/"man_arrested_on_suspicion_of_supplying_alcohol_that_lead_to_crash" http://betheparents.org/"man_arrested_on_suspicion_of_supplying_alcohol_that_lead_to_crash" Fri, 13 Jun 2014 10:58:58 +0000 IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - The Bonneville County Sheriff's office arrested an Idaho Falls man it said provided alcohol to teenagers involved in a deadly traffic crash. Friends of teen from Idaho Falls who died in crash help with funeral expenses http://betheparents.org/"friends_of_teen_from_idaho_falls_who_died_in_crash_help_with_funeral_expens" http://betheparents.org/"friends_of_teen_from_idaho_falls_who_died_in_crash_help_with_funeral_expens" Tue, 10 Jun 2014 09:09:23 +0000 Friends of a Skyline High School student who died in a car crash last week are coming together to help the family with funeral expenses. Research Report:  Teens in Cars http://betheparents.org/"research_report_teens_in_cars" http://betheparents.org/"research_report_teens_in_cars" Thu, 05 Jun 2014 12:59:57 +0000 A new study from Safe Kids Worldwide, made possible by a grant from the General Motors Foundation, surveyed 1,000 teens to learn why more teens die in motor vehicle crashes than from any other cause of death. The report highlights why teens don’t always buckle up, explores their texting and distraction habits, and examines what teens do when they feel unsafe. Holly Mata:  Preventing underage drinking starts with you http://betheparents.org/"holly_mata_preventing_underage_drinking_starts_with_you" http://betheparents.org/"holly_mata_preventing_underage_drinking_starts_with_you" Mon, 02 Jun 2014 08:48:17 +0000 Like most public health challenges, alcohol use and alcohol-related consequences affect everyone. But in a society where drinking is often associated with family gatherings, sports events and celebrations, it's easy to think "it's not my problem" or "they're not my kids" or "they're just having fun." Concerned About Your Own Drug or Alcohol Use? http://betheparents.org/"concerned_about_your_own_drug_or_alcohol_use" http://betheparents.org/"concerned_about_your_own_drug_or_alcohol_use" Wed, 28 May 2014 09:24:03 +0000 Are you concerned about your own drug or alcohol use? Deciding whether you have a problem can be challenging. You may or may not need rehabilitation treatment or “rehab.” Here are 5 ways to help evaluate where you are and figure out what steps you can take toward a healthier future. The warning signs of teen drug use http://betheparents.org/"the_warning_signs_of_teen_drug_use" http://betheparents.org/"the_warning_signs_of_teen_drug_use" Tue, 20 May 2014 10:52:26 +0000 IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - The Bonneville Youth Development Council hosted a parental drug education program Monday night at the Compass Academy in Idaho Falls. Report Exposes the Dangers of http://betheparents.org/"report_exposes_the_dangers_of" http://betheparents.org/"report_exposes_the_dangers_of" Thu, 15 May 2014 07:15:14 +0000 (dailyRx News) Many people drink alcohol in social settings, both for fun or as a way to unwind after a hard day. But the reality of alcohol consumption across the globe can make "happy hour" seem not so happy. Common Sense Parent Tools http://betheparents.org/"common_sense_parent_tools" http://betheparents.org/"common_sense_parent_tools" Thu, 01 May 2014 07:47:13 +0000 During spring time, end of the school year, graduations and celebrations, we face a challenge in keeping our kids safe and healthy. There are many pressures drawing youth to unhealthy behaviors with drugs, alcohol and cigarettes. The Safe Homes Smart Parties® campaign addresses these pressures and helps adults to be aware and set firm guidelines surrounding acceptable choices and behaviors, especially during this time when socializing peaks. Many Teens Drove and Drank on Prom Night http://betheparents.org/"many_teens_drove_and_drank_on_prom_night" http://betheparents.org/"many_teens_drove_and_drank_on_prom_night" Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:45:43 +0000 For many teens past and present, a high-school prom is a significant milestone celebrated with dinner, dancing and, according to the latest poll results from Pemco Insurance, underage drinking. TEEN OPPORTUNITY!  Power of You(th) http://betheparents.org/"teen_opportunity_power_of_youth" http://betheparents.org/"teen_opportunity_power_of_youth" Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:05:04 +0000 Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is searching for outstanding teens to lead youth across the nation to take a stand against underage drinking as part of the 2014-2015 MADD Power of You(th) National Teen Influencer Group. Ten teenagers will be selected to work closely with MADD National staff to shape and create initiatives to empower teens to not drink before 21 or ride in a car with someone who has been drinking. These youngsters will have the opportunity to develop new skills, positively influence teens across the nation, and help save lives! If you know an outstanding teenager who would like to participate this year, please have them fill out this application. Idaho State Police Alcohol Beverage Control compliance check http://betheparents.org/"idaho_state_police_alcohol_beverage_control_compliance_check" http://betheparents.org/"idaho_state_police_alcohol_beverage_control_compliance_check" Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:48:51 +0000 LEWISTON - Idaho State Police Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC), with the assistance of the Moscow and Lewiston Police Departments, conducted alcohol age compliance checks on Friday and Saturday nights on seventy-four businesses licensed to sell alcoholic beverages in Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce, Clearwater and Idaho counties. Calling All Idaho Teens!! http://betheparents.org/"calling_all_idaho_teens" http://betheparents.org/"calling_all_idaho_teens" Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:40:43 +0000 Apply to be on the Teen Advisory Council The Idaho Meth Project is currently seeking eligible teen applicants to join the 2014-15 Teen Advisory Council. Idaho teens entering grades 9-12 in fall of 2014 at any public, private, or home school across the state are eligible to apply. Meet new people, receive valuable training, and have fun while making a difference! Party involving hundreds, drugs, underage drinking busted http://betheparents.org/"party_involving_hundreds_drugs_underage_drinking_busted" http://betheparents.org/"party_involving_hundreds_drugs_underage_drinking_busted" Mon, 07 Apr 2014 08:10:19 +0000 COEUR d'ALENE - A party involving more than 250 people was busted Friday night, leading to several arrests and citations as well as the seizure of alcohol and controlled substances. MADD: Parents Key to Stopping Underage Drinking http://betheparents.org/"madd_parents_key_to_stopping_underage_drinking" http://betheparents.org/"madd_parents_key_to_stopping_underage_drinking" Tue, 01 Apr 2014 08:51:14 +0000 Young people who get a strong message from their parents that any underage drinking is totally unacceptable are far less likely to drink before they're 21 than kids who don't get such a clear message, MADD says. Police warn parents of marijuana in e-cigarettes hitting schools http://betheparents.org/"police_warn_parents_of_marijuana_in_e_cigarettes_hitting_schools" http://betheparents.org/"police_warn_parents_of_marijuana_in_e_cigarettes_hitting_schools" Mon, 24 Mar 2014 13:30:08 +0000 BOISE – Marijuana, it's now popping up in a different form and in high schools across the country, including Idaho. It’s happening with marijuana in e-cigarettes. Idaho Youth Summit http://betheparents.org/"idaho_youth_summit" http://betheparents.org/"idaho_youth_summit" Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:24:00 +0000 WHAT IS THE IDAHO YOUTH SUMMIT? A 4-day conference for teens. Attendees participate in interactive workshops, are inspired by motivational speakers, and participate in a variety of engaging and inspiring teen-led activities in a summer camp atmosphere. Talk.  They Hear You. http://betheparents.org/"talk._they_hear_you" http://betheparents.org/"talk._they_hear_you" Wed, 05 Mar 2014 16:10:38 +0000 SAMHSA's underage drinking prevention PSA campaign helps parents and caregivers start talking to their children early—as early as nine years old—about the dangers of alcohol. Neknominate: ‘Lethal’ drinking game sweeps social media http://betheparents.org/"neknominate_lethal_drinking_game_sweeps_social_media" http://betheparents.org/"neknominate_lethal_drinking_game_sweeps_social_media" Tue, 18 Feb 2014 11:40:38 +0000 London (CNN) -- "Thanks for the nomination Luke," jokes a young man in a YouTube clip pouring what he says is a new, unopened bottle of Sambuca spirits into a pint glass along with another, unidentified drink. As the liquids mix, he observes: "And that is congealing nicely ... whew ... okay," before knocking back the potion. BDP: 15 businesses failed undercover alcohol compliance checks http://betheparents.org/"bdp_15_businesses_failed_undercover_alcohol_compliance_checks" http://betheparents.org/"bdp_15_businesses_failed_undercover_alcohol_compliance_checks" Wed, 29 Jan 2014 13:22:54 +0000 BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) -- Boise PD went undercover this weekend for some alcohol compliance checks. Teens Who Drink Alone Seek to Soothe Negative Emotions & are More Likely To Develop Alcohol Problems http://betheparents.org/"teens_who_drink_alone_seek_to_soothe_negative_emotions_are_more_likely_to_d" http://betheparents.org/"teens_who_drink_alone_seek_to_soothe_negative_emotions_are_more_likely_to_d" Mon, 27 Jan 2014 14:26:21 +0000 PITTSBURGH—Most teenagers who drink alcohol do so with their friends in social settings, but a new study by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh reveals that a significant number of adolescents consume alcohol while they are alone. School board chairman Paul Bates resigns from post http://betheparents.org/"school_board_chairman_paul_bates_resigns_from_post" http://betheparents.org/"school_board_chairman_paul_bates_resigns_from_post" Thu, 23 Jan 2014 08:27:34 +0000 The chairman of the Blaine County School District board of trustees resigned Monday amid allegations that minors consumed alcohol at his house during a New Year’s Eve celebration the night of Dec. 31, 2013. Even Low Blood Alcohol Levels Can Increase Risk of Car Crashes http://betheparents.org/"even_low_blood_alcohol_levels_can_increase_risk_of_car_crashes" http://betheparents.org/"even_low_blood_alcohol_levels_can_increase_risk_of_car_crashes" Wed, 22 Jan 2014 11:09:19 +0000 Drivers with blood alcohol levels well under the legal limit are more likely to be at fault for accidents, compared with the non-drinking drivers they hit, according to a new study. While dangerous, teens drinking leads to popularity http://betheparents.org/"while_dangerous_teens_drinking_leads_to_popularity" http://betheparents.org/"while_dangerous_teens_drinking_leads_to_popularity" Wed, 08 Jan 2014 10:19:54 +0000 Middle and high school students who drink alcohol are often the same ones winning the popularity contests, new research suggests. Alcohol ads reaching too many young people in TV markets across the states http://betheparents.org/"alcohol_ads_reaching_too_many_young_people_in_tv_markets_across_the_states" http://betheparents.org/"alcohol_ads_reaching_too_many_young_people_in_tv_markets_across_the_states" Thu, 02 Jan 2014 08:13:22 +0000 In twenty-five of the largest television markets in the U.S., almost 1 in 4 alcohol advertisements on a sample of national TV programs most popular with youth exceeded the alcohol industry’s voluntary standards, according to researchers from the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Alcohol compliance check finds nearly 10 percent of businesses failed http://betheparents.org/"alcohol_compliance_check_finds_nearly_10_percent_of_businesses_failed" http://betheparents.org/"alcohol_compliance_check_finds_nearly_10_percent_of_businesses_failed" Mon, 23 Dec 2013 10:38:09 +0000 CREATED Dec. 20, 2013 Boise Police conducted an alcohol compliance check across Boise on Wednesday, December 18th and found that 10% of the businesses during the check failed in making sure alcohol regulations were in check. How Much Do College Students Drink? (Infographic) http://betheparents.org/"how_much_do_college_students_drink_infographic" http://betheparents.org/"how_much_do_college_students_drink_infographic" Tue, 17 Dec 2013 10:03:42 +0000 College years are known to be filled with coffee, cheap food and all-nighters. Is there another side of college that doesn’t involve finals and study sessions? Yes, there is a whole world of frat parties and beer pong that is associated with higher education. Guest opinion:  Little talks with teens can make big impact http://betheparents.org/"guest_opinion_little_talks_with_teens_can_make_big_impact" http://betheparents.org/"guest_opinion_little_talks_with_teens_can_make_big_impact" Mon, 16 Dec 2013 08:25:18 +0000 Busy holidays aren’t exactly a convenient time for having a serious conversation with your teen about underage drinking. Some parents might think that battling underage drinking is a futile effort, but studies show that parents who adopt a zero tolerance for underage drinking were the top reason that teens don’t drink. Idaho officer brings underage drug, alcohol awareness to Show Low http://betheparents.org/"idaho_officer_brings_underage_drug_alcohol_awareness_to_show_low" http://betheparents.org/"idaho_officer_brings_underage_drug_alcohol_awareness_to_show_low" Mon, 09 Dec 2013 08:41:31 +0000 Jermaine Galloway with "High in Plain Sight" spoke to parents and school officials on Nov. 21 in the Show Low Schools Auditorium informing them of hidden drug-related messages they may or may not be aware of that is part of clothing and some products on the market targeting younger consumers who may or may not what they mean. Galloway said his goal was to increase awareness among school officials and parents to try and keep kids away from drugs. Underage drinking teens buying COOKING WINE without ID http://betheparents.org/"underage_drinking_teens_buying_cooking_wine_without_id" http://betheparents.org/"underage_drinking_teens_buying_cooking_wine_without_id" Thu, 05 Dec 2013 14:11:37 +0000 Cooking wine isn't meant for consumption, but more and more teens are buying bottles of it to get drunk. Linda Eviston: Allowing your teen to drink at home http://betheparents.org/"linda_eviston_allowing_your_teen_to_drink_at_home" http://betheparents.org/"linda_eviston_allowing_your_teen_to_drink_at_home" Thu, 05 Dec 2013 09:15:00 +0000 Who doesn't love the holidays? While there is a lot of stress, the festivities can make up for it, especially if you are a teenager. The excitement of the build-up from Halloween to New Year's Eve, and all the events in between, lends itself to merriment and social occasions that add to the cheer of the season. The dangers of alcohol effects on teenagers http://betheparents.org/"the_dangers_of_alcohol_effects_on_teenagers1" http://betheparents.org/"the_dangers_of_alcohol_effects_on_teenagers1" Mon, 02 Dec 2013 10:24:55 +0000 Underage drinking is a huge social issue these days. It affects everyone, regardless of age, race, religion or age. We are all affected in some way. Whether it’s our child, niece, or nephew drinking, or if it’s our child, niece, nephew or even grandmother hit by a teenager driving drunk. Idaho State Journal http://betheparents.org/"idaho_state_journal" http://betheparents.org/"idaho_state_journal" Wed, 27 Nov 2013 14:15:10 +0000 IDAHO FALLS — A Sunnyside Travel Plaza employee was cited for selling alcohol to a minor, according to police. Boise police to parents: Educate yourself now about drugs http://betheparents.org/"boise_police_to_parents_educate_yourself_now_about_drugs" http://betheparents.org/"boise_police_to_parents_educate_yourself_now_about_drugs" Thu, 21 Nov 2013 08:59:29 +0000 Parents, it's time for a pop quiz: DEA makes new drugs in Idaho illegal http://betheparents.org/"dea_makes_new_drugs_in_idaho_illegal" http://betheparents.org/"dea_makes_new_drugs_in_idaho_illegal" Wed, 20 Nov 2013 08:52:07 +0000 BOISE – A new drug is causing more and more problems not only in Idaho, but across the nation. Teen Boys Concerned with Body Image More Likely to Use Drugs and Alcohol http://betheparents.org/"teen_boys_concerned_with_body_image_more_likely_to_use_drugs_and_alcohol" http://betheparents.org/"teen_boys_concerned_with_body_image_more_likely_to_use_drugs_and_alcohol" Tue, 05 Nov 2013 10:04:02 +0000 Teenage boys concerned with their body image are at increased risk of using drugs and alcohol, according to researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health. Two teens overdose on dangerous new synthetic drug - Boise http://betheparents.org/"two_teens_overdose_on_dangerous_new_synthetic_drug_boise" http://betheparents.org/"two_teens_overdose_on_dangerous_new_synthetic_drug_boise" Fri, 01 Nov 2013 11:38:09 +0000 BOISE -- Police say two 16-year-olds overdosed on a dangerous, relatively-new synthetic drug over the weekend. Commentary: Sexual Assault, Priorities, and Misplaced Blame http://betheparents.org/"commentary_sexual_assault_priorities_and_misplaced_blame" http://betheparents.org/"commentary_sexual_assault_priorities_and_misplaced_blame" Tue, 29 Oct 2013 07:18:25 +0000 DE SOTO, KAN. ----- A teenage girl is at a small get together with some friends from school. Alcohol is being consumed. Incapacitated, she is allegedly raped by four boys. The incident is documented with photos, which are then passed around. The victim is blamed, bullied, harassed, and ultimately hangs herself. Campus crisis: Youth alcoholism is on the rise http://betheparents.org/"campus_crisis_youth_alcoholism_is_on_the_rise" http://betheparents.org/"campus_crisis_youth_alcoholism_is_on_the_rise" Mon, 28 Oct 2013 07:39:26 +0000 There's underaged drinking, a growing problem in the U.S., and new studies shows the long term effects are more dangerous than once thought. This week is National College Alcohol Awareness Week.... Uganda: Parents’ Drinking Habits Influence Children http://betheparents.org/"uganda_parents_drinking_habits_influence_children" http://betheparents.org/"uganda_parents_drinking_habits_influence_children" Wed, 23 Oct 2013 07:09:12 +0000 That was a headline for a life feature that appeared in the upper right corner of a daily newspaper. I quickly turned the inside pages to read the full story. Indeed the writer narrates how he took his first sip at three. Astonishing, isn't it? State drug chief launches new drug abuse campaign http://betheparents.org/"state_drug_chief_launches_new_drug_abuse_campaign" http://betheparents.org/"state_drug_chief_launches_new_drug_abuse_campaign" Tue, 22 Oct 2013 07:56:04 +0000 BOISE, Idaho — Idaho's drug czar has launched a new campaign focused on the abuse and myths of prescription drug abuse. Fake IDs May Fuel Underage Drinking http://betheparents.org/"fake_ids_may_fuel_underage_drinking" http://betheparents.org/"fake_ids_may_fuel_underage_drinking" Thu, 17 Oct 2013 14:28:06 +0000 To legally buy and drink alcohol, a person must meet a minimum age requirement set by each state. Such laws aim to protect those who are underage from the damage done by drinking alcohol. You Said…They Heard???  Webinar http://betheparents.org/"you_said...they_heard_webinar" http://betheparents.org/"you_said...they_heard_webinar" Tue, 08 Oct 2013 08:25:51 +0000 You Said...They Heard??? RSVP today to attend the Live Webinar or to Attend In-Person at one of our locations. Space is limited! How to approach drinking when it’s not your child http://betheparents.org/"how_to_approach_drinking_when_its_not_your_child" http://betheparents.org/"how_to_approach_drinking_when_its_not_your_child" Mon, 07 Oct 2013 09:05:11 +0000 You're at a local high school football game and notice that teens sitting near you in the bleachers are visibly intoxicated. The youth talk and laugh loudly and clumsily, clearly annoying the fans around, and the odor of alcohol is conspicuous. Underage youth get cigarettes and alcohol from friends and family http://betheparents.org/"underage_youth_get_cigarettes_and_alcohol_from_friends_and_family" http://betheparents.org/"underage_youth_get_cigarettes_and_alcohol_from_friends_and_family" Thu, 26 Sep 2013 07:47:05 +0000 Sep. 24, 2013 — A survey conducted by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) shows that a majority of those underage students in Ontario, Canada who smoke or drink are getting cigarettes and alcohol from a friend or family member. We Are Kamiah http://betheparents.org/"we_are_kamiah" http://betheparents.org/"we_are_kamiah" Fri, 20 Sep 2013 09:37:41 +0000 A video produced by JoLyn Studios showcasing local Kamiah families talking about the environmental changes KCPC has advocated for to reduce youth substance use. Boise police issued dozens of underage drinking citations Saturday http://betheparents.org/"boise_police_issued_dozens_of_underage_drinking_citations_saturday" http://betheparents.org/"boise_police_issued_dozens_of_underage_drinking_citations_saturday" Wed, 18 Sep 2013 09:03:11 +0000 Boise police issued dozens of citations for underage drinking and other offenses this past Saturday after responding to neighbors' complaints about "party houses." Extreme binge drinking among high school students holding steady http://betheparents.org/"extreme_binge_drinking_among_high_school_students_holding_steady" http://betheparents.org/"extreme_binge_drinking_among_high_school_students_holding_steady" Tue, 17 Sep 2013 08:26:22 +0000 Binge drinking among high school seniors may have declined slightly, but the rate of extreme bingeing -- people who knock back more than 10 drinks at a time -- has remained steady, a new study shows. Alcohol and Risk: the truth at Boise State http://betheparents.org/"alcohol_and_risk_the_truth_at_boise_state" http://betheparents.org/"alcohol_and_risk_the_truth_at_boise_state" Thu, 12 Sep 2013 15:35:25 +0000 In the fall of 2011, the American College Health Association National College Health Assessment II (ACHA-NCHA II) was conducted at Boise State. According to this study, 97.6 percent of students reported doing one or more listed “safe” drinking behaviors frequently when they drank or partied in the past year, including eating while drinking, avoiding drinking games and using a designated driver. Officers bust dozens for underage drinking http://betheparents.org/"officers_bust_dozens_for_underage_drinking" http://betheparents.org/"officers_bust_dozens_for_underage_drinking" Mon, 09 Sep 2013 09:40:26 +0000 Boise Police gave out more than two dozen underage drinking citations over the weekend after officers found several parties full of underage drinkers. TO THE EDITOR: Monitor children for underage drinking http://betheparents.org/"to_the_editor_monitor_children_for_underage_drinking" http://betheparents.org/"to_the_editor_monitor_children_for_underage_drinking" Tue, 27 Aug 2013 07:41:46 +0000 To the editor: Labor Day is almost here, and that means grills are lit up in backyards all across Michigan. And while an ice-cold beer may be a great way to wash down that juicy burger or brat, it is important to remember that alcoholic drinks should be reserved for BBQ guests 21 and over. Academic Approach to Alcohol http://betheparents.org/"academic_approach_to_alcohol" http://betheparents.org/"academic_approach_to_alcohol" Fri, 23 Aug 2013 10:09:39 +0000 Beginning this year, University of Idaho freshmen will face immediate expulsion if their grade-point average is below 1.0 at the end of fall semester -- and whether or not alcohol is to blame, it's part of an effort to curb underage drinking. U-Idaho Cracks Down On Low GPAs, Frat Parties In Anti-Drinking Effort http://betheparents.org/"u_idaho_cracks_down_on_low_gpas_frat_parties_in_anti_drinking_effort" http://betheparents.org/"u_idaho_cracks_down_on_low_gpas_frat_parties_in_anti_drinking_effort" Wed, 21 Aug 2013 11:27:43 +0000 The University of Idaho is prepared to expel low-performing students and require permits for frat parties as part of an effort to curb underage drinking. How to Protect Your Kids from Underage Drinking and Driving http://betheparents.org/"how_to_protect_your_kids_from_underage_drinking_and_driving" http://betheparents.org/"how_to_protect_your_kids_from_underage_drinking_and_driving" Wed, 21 Aug 2013 10:43:24 +0000 Drunk driving continues to be a major public safety hazard nationwide. And when inexperienced teen drivers are behind the wheel, the problem is magnified. Boise police hand out 49 alcohol citations during weekend crackdown http://betheparents.org/"boise_police_hand_out_49_alcohol_citations_during_weekend_crackdown" http://betheparents.org/"boise_police_hand_out_49_alcohol_citations_during_weekend_crackdown" Wed, 21 Aug 2013 07:15:04 +0000 The bulk of the citations issued Saturday were for underage drinking. Thirty teenagers and young adults under 21 were cited for underage drinking. Teens Have The Power To Make A Better Choice Than Drinking And Drugs http://betheparents.org/"teens_have_the_power_to_make_a_better_choice_than_drinking_and_drugs" http://betheparents.org/"teens_have_the_power_to_make_a_better_choice_than_drinking_and_drugs" Thu, 15 Aug 2013 09:44:29 +0000 In every health class, students learn about real people who have escaped unhealthy friendships and managed to live substance-free lives. I am one of those people. Health Tip: Underage Drinking is Risky http://betheparents.org/"health_tip_underage_drinking_is_risky" http://betheparents.org/"health_tip_underage_drinking_is_risky" Thu, 15 Aug 2013 07:44:34 +0000 (HealthDay News) -- The legal drinking age is 21 in the United States, and drinking before the legal age has its risks. Boise Police uncover establishments selling alcohol to minors http://betheparents.org/"boise_police_uncover_establishments_selling_alcohol_to_minors" http://betheparents.org/"boise_police_uncover_establishments_selling_alcohol_to_minors" Mon, 12 Aug 2013 14:55:31 +0000 Last night Boise Police conducted alcohol compliance checks several locations across the city. Officers used two 18-year-old minors and conducted compliance checks at 15 different restaurants, convenience stores and bars. Drunk walking leads to pedestrian fatalities http://betheparents.org/"drunk_walking_leads_to_pedestrian_fatalities" http://betheparents.org/"drunk_walking_leads_to_pedestrian_fatalities" Tue, 06 Aug 2013 09:56:44 +0000 WASHINGTON (AP) — Just as drinking and driving can be deadly, so can drinking and walking. Over a third of the pedestrians killed in 2011 had blood alcohol levels above the legal limit for driving, according to government data released Monday. The dangers of alcohol effects on teenagers http://betheparents.org/"the_dangers_of_alcohol_effects_on_teenagers" http://betheparents.org/"the_dangers_of_alcohol_effects_on_teenagers" Mon, 29 Jul 2013 07:57:34 +0000 Underage drinking is a huge social issue these days. It affects everyone, regardless of age, race, religion or age. We are all affected in some way. Whether it’s our child, niece, or nephew drinking, or if it’s our child, niece, nephew or even grandmother hit by a teenager driving drunk. Ada County Law Enforcement Hands Out Dozens of Citations at Minor-Filled Party near Kuna http://betheparents.org/"ada_county_law_enforcement_hands_out_dozens_of_citations_at_minor_filled_pa" http://betheparents.org/"ada_county_law_enforcement_hands_out_dozens_of_citations_at_minor_filled_pa" Tue, 23 Jul 2013 14:40:45 +0000 Multiple law enforcement agencies, collaborating as part of an underage drinking patrol, handed out two dozen minor consumption citations throughout Ada County July 20. Drug addiction in teens: ten warning signs http://betheparents.org/"drug_addiction_in_teens_ten_warning_signs" http://betheparents.org/"drug_addiction_in_teens_ten_warning_signs" Tue, 16 Jul 2013 13:54:19 +0000 Denial is not just a condition of an addict, but also common amongst their parents as well. Drug addiction is something that people don't think will ever affect their children; everyone thinks it will happen to someone else's family. The reality is that addiction can be occurring under our own roof to our own son or daughter. And with drug overdose deaths dangerously continuing to rise for the 11th straight year, it is more important than ever to detect and treat addiction before it is too late. In order to help detect addiction as early as possible, I compiled a list of the top 10 signs your teen may be developing a drug addiction. Anti-Alcohol Policies in School More Effective If Students Think They Are Enforced http://betheparents.org/"anti_alcohol_policies_in_school_more_effective_if_students_think_they_are_e" http://betheparents.org/"anti_alcohol_policies_in_school_more_effective_if_students_think_they_are_e" Thu, 11 Jul 2013 10:59:54 +0000 School anti-alcohol policies are more effective when students think they are being enforced, researchers at the University of Washington have found. Students’ perceptions of the policies’ enforcement are more important than the details of the policies. Kids Making Drinking More Efficient - The Awl http://betheparents.org/"kids_making_drinking_more_efficient_the_awl" http://betheparents.org/"kids_making_drinking_more_efficient_the_awl" Wed, 10 Jul 2013 15:00:16 +0000 "It's binge-drinking in an instant. It's like doing five or six shots, into your bloodstream, right away," says a guy who ostensibly means to discourage such behavior among young people. Informed Families: Absurd Trend of the Month: Inhaling Alcohol http://betheparents.org/"informed_families_absurd_trend_of_the_month_inhaling_alcohol" http://betheparents.org/"informed_families_absurd_trend_of_the_month_inhaling_alcohol" Tue, 09 Jul 2013 09:04:26 +0000 Inhaling alcohol has become a popular trend among teens, seeking to get buzzed without consuming calories, according to the New York Daily News. The alcohol is inhaled by pouring it over dry ice and “smoking” the vapors. The danger of inhaling alcohol, however, is much greater than simply drinking alcohol for a number of reasons. Study Finds Concussion Risks Higher for Teens Who Use Marijuana or Alcohol http://betheparents.org/"study_finds_concussion_risks_higher_for_teens_who_use_marijuana_or_alcohol" http://betheparents.org/"study_finds_concussion_risks_higher_for_teens_who_use_marijuana_or_alcohol" Mon, 08 Jul 2013 15:32:04 +0000 The risk of concussion is three to five times higher for teenagers who use marijuana or alcohol, compared with their peers who do not smoke marijuana or drink, according to a new study. FORUM: Parents need to be vigilant on teens’ involvement with alcohol http://betheparents.org/"forum_parents_need_to_be_vigilant_on_teens_involvement_with_alcohol" http://betheparents.org/"forum_parents_need_to_be_vigilant_on_teens_involvement_with_alcohol" Wed, 03 Jul 2013 09:33:31 +0000 For some Connecticut teens, high school brings change. They go from activities with parents and drinking soda or juice to unsupervised trips with friends and experimentation with beer, wine and liquor. It is a complex and crucial point in a young people’s lives. They will test boundaries and one will be underage drinking. The teen’s secret message http://betheparents.org/"the_teens_secret_message" http://betheparents.org/"the_teens_secret_message" Tue, 02 Jul 2013 08:52:21 +0000 The peer pressure to drink – or get into some other kind of trouble – can be tough on a teen. But there’s a way for a teen with a mobile phone to slip out of those uncomfortable situations. It involves a parent, a secret code and a phone call. Is alcohol advertising harming girls? http://betheparents.org/"is_alcohol_advertising_harming_girls" http://betheparents.org/"is_alcohol_advertising_harming_girls" Mon, 01 Jul 2013 11:59:31 +0000 Are the companies who sell alcoholic drinks comparable to cigarette marketers? One doctor thinks so, and is taking the industry to task for the way it advertises to young girls. Social Host Law: Let Kids Drink at Your House and You Could go to Jail, Maine Couple Warns http://betheparents.org/"social_host_law_let_kids_drink_at_your_house_and_you_could_go_to_jail_maine" http://betheparents.org/"social_host_law_let_kids_drink_at_your_house_and_you_could_go_to_jail_maine" Fri, 14 Jun 2013 11:51:13 +0000 High school graduation and prom season have arrived, and along with the corsages, caps and gowns come the parties. It's a notion that can strike fear into the heart of any parent, and for good reason. These days a child's bad behavior doesn't just lead to disappointment but can actually lead to a jail cell -- for the parents. RAYSAC Radar for June focuses on SAMHSA campaign against underage drinking http://betheparents.org/"raysac_radar_for_june_focuses_on_samhsa_campaign_against_underage_drinking" http://betheparents.org/"raysac_radar_for_june_focuses_on_samhsa_campaign_against_underage_drinking" Wed, 12 Jun 2013 07:45:07 +0000 SAMHSA Launches New Campaign to Help Parents Talk with Young Kids about Alcohol Trying, and Failing, to Host an Alcohol-Free Teenagers Party http://betheparents.org/"trying_and_failing_to_host_an_alcohol_free_teenagers_party" http://betheparents.org/"trying_and_failing_to_host_an_alcohol_free_teenagers_party" Mon, 10 Jun 2013 10:52:14 +0000 When my 18-year-old son begged: “Mom. Please. Can we please have an end-of-summer party?” I wanted to be someone other than the humorless mother who had drug-tested him since he got caught with marijuana in eighth grade. After missing the signs of his pot smoking, and those of my former husband’s cocaine addiction years ago, my vow never to be duped again had put a damper on merrymaking. Informed Families: Why Your Child Might Start Drinking Alcohol http://betheparents.org/"informed_families_why_your_child_might_start_drinking_alcohol" http://betheparents.org/"informed_families_why_your_child_might_start_drinking_alcohol" Mon, 10 Jun 2013 08:28:51 +0000 As children approach their teen years, they begin to experience many emotional and physical changes, and these changes are not always easy. During this challenging time, some children may experiment with alcohol. For most children, it is not just one thing that influences them to drink, but rather a combination of factors.1 Teen Victims of Cyberbullying More Likely to Abuse Drugs and Alcohol http://betheparents.org/"teen_victims_of_cyberbullying_more_likely_to_abuse_drugs_and_alcohol" http://betheparents.org/"teen_victims_of_cyberbullying_more_likely_to_abuse_drugs_and_alcohol" Fri, 07 Jun 2013 08:04:42 +0000 Teens who are cyberbullied are more likely than their peers who are not harassed online or through cell phone messages to develop symptoms of substance abuse, depression and Internet addiction, a new study concludes. Dr. Lipoff: underage drinking http://betheparents.org/"dr._lipoff_underage_drinking" http://betheparents.org/"dr._lipoff_underage_drinking" Tue, 04 Jun 2013 12:54:36 +0000 “First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.” - F. Scott Fitzgerald Parenting in Progress: Underage Drinking is Not OK http://betheparents.org/"parenting_in_progress_underage_drinking_is_not_ok" http://betheparents.org/"parenting_in_progress_underage_drinking_is_not_ok" Fri, 31 May 2013 09:30:48 +0000 When it comes to what the legal age to drink should be, I, as a parent of teens, emphatically have an opinion of "Keep the age to 21 years!" Alcohol Abuse Leads to Charges http://betheparents.org/"alcohol_abuse_leads_to_charges" http://betheparents.org/"alcohol_abuse_leads_to_charges" Thu, 30 May 2013 11:35:23 +0000 Multiple juveniles face felony child endangerment charges for allegedly leaving a passed out male party-goer unattended next to a fire for several hours and then soaked in near-freezing temperatures. Inhaling Alcohol: Dangerous Trend, Experts Say http://betheparents.org/"inhaling_alcohol_dangerous_trend_experts_say" http://betheparents.org/"inhaling_alcohol_dangerous_trend_experts_say" Thu, 30 May 2013 08:47:48 +0000 Some college students are experimenting with inhaling alcohol by pouring it over dry ice and “smoking” the vapors, according to an expert who says the practice is dangerous. Study Finds Movies Feature More Alcohol and Less Tobacco http://betheparents.org/"study_finds_movies_feature_more_alcohol_and_less_tobacco" http://betheparents.org/"study_finds_movies_feature_more_alcohol_and_less_tobacco" Wed, 29 May 2013 09:35:18 +0000 Depictions of drinking alcohol in movies increased between 1996 and 2009, while smoking scenes decreased, according to a new study. More than one in five parents believe they have any influence… http://betheparents.org/"more_than_one_in_five_parents_believe_they_have_any_influence" http://betheparents.org/"more_than_one_in_five_parents_believe_they_have_any_influence" Tue, 28 May 2013 07:24:18 +0000 A new report indicates that more than one in five parents of teens aged 12 to 17 (22.3 percent) think what they say has little influence on whether or not their child uses illicit substances, tobacco, or alcohol. This report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) also shows one in ten parents said they did not talk to their teens about the dangers of using tobacco, alcohol, or other drugs even though 67.6 percent of these parents who had not spoken to their children thought they would influence whether their child uses drugs if they spoke to them. Myths Debunked:Underage Drinking of Alcohol at Home Leads to Real Consequences for Both Parents/Teen http://betheparents.org/"myths_debunkedunderage_drinking_of_alcohol_at_home_leads_to_real_consequenc" http://betheparents.org/"myths_debunkedunderage_drinking_of_alcohol_at_home_leads_to_real_consequenc" Wed, 22 May 2013 09:26:30 +0000 NEW YORK, May 22, 2013 — /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While many parents may think that allowing their teens and their teens' friends to drink at home under adult supervision keeps kids safe and leads to healthier attitudes about drinking, the truth is that there are serious negative consequences for both parents and teens. The Partnership at Drugfree.org and The Treatment Research Institute (TRI) today announced the launch of a new, interactive web resource for parents and caregivers to help inform them about one of those negative consequences: parents' legal liabilities if they serve alcohol to teens. Office of Juvenile Justice/Delinq Prevention Experts Address Best Ways to Tackle Underage Drinking http://betheparents.org/"office_of_juvenile_justice_delinq_prevention_experts_address_best_ways_to_t" http://betheparents.org/"office_of_juvenile_justice_delinq_prevention_experts_address_best_ways_to_t" Wed, 22 May 2013 07:44:09 +0000 “I don’t need to tell you that alcohol use by young people is dangerous,” said Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Administrator Robert Listenbee at a webinar held this week by the Interagency Coordination Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking (ICCPUD.) Starting to Drink at Younger Age Linked with Heavier Drinking Later in Life http://betheparents.org/"starting_to_drink_at_younger_age_linked_with_heavier_drinking_later_in_life" http://betheparents.org/"starting_to_drink_at_younger_age_linked_with_heavier_drinking_later_in_life" Wed, 22 May 2013 07:36:38 +0000 The earlier a person starts drinking, the greater the chance he or she will consume more alcohol later in life, according to a new study of humans and rats. People who start drinking during puberty consume more alcohol later in life than those who start drinking later. College Binge Drinking More Likely Among Female Students Than Males http://betheparents.org/"college_binge_drinking_more_likely_among_female_students_than_males" http://betheparents.org/"college_binge_drinking_more_likely_among_female_students_than_males" Mon, 20 May 2013 12:51:39 +0000 Female college students are more likely than their male peers to drink more alcohol than is recommended by government guidelines, Harvard University researchers have found. Thoughts from Dr Joe: Of parents, children and alcohol http://betheparents.org/"thoughts_from_dr_joe_of_parents_children_and_alcohol" http://betheparents.org/"thoughts_from_dr_joe_of_parents_children_and_alcohol" Thu, 02 May 2013 14:54:07 +0000 My mother was a cross between Genghis Khan and Morgan le Fay and all the hoodlums in the neighborhood feared her. But it was under her tutelage I learned that Providence often gives you what you need instead of what you want. It must have been a divine plan that caused the stork to drop me down the chimney at 233rd street in the Bronx. Someone knew that my survival was dependent upon the parenting of a benevolent dictator. Three arrested in Boise Police underage drinking crackdown http://betheparents.org/"three_arrested_in_boise_police_underage_drinking_crackdown" http://betheparents.org/"three_arrested_in_boise_police_underage_drinking_crackdown" Mon, 29 Apr 2013 13:00:56 +0000 This weekend, Boise Police conducted several alcohol compliance operations across the city in conjunction with graduation and prom events taking place April is Alcohol Abuse Awareness Month-Teens Don’t Just Drink, They Drink to Get Drunk http://betheparents.org/"april_is_alcohol_abuse_awareness_month_teens_dont_just_drink_they_drink_to" http://betheparents.org/"april_is_alcohol_abuse_awareness_month_teens_dont_just_drink_they_drink_to" Mon, 29 Apr 2013 07:19:32 +0000 Kids talk to their friends for hours every day in-person, by text or on-line, talking each other into believing and doing things they think won’t hurt them. 23% of Teens Surveyed Admit to Driving Under Influence of Drugs or Alcohol http://betheparents.org/"23_of_teens_surveyed_admit_to_driving_under_influence_of_drugs_or_alcohol" http://betheparents.org/"23_of_teens_surveyed_admit_to_driving_under_influence_of_drugs_or_alcohol" Thu, 25 Apr 2013 09:23:01 +0000 A new survey of teens finds 23 percent admit they have driven under the influence of alcohol, prescription drugs or marijuana. Almost 20 percent of teens who drink and drive say alcohol improves their driving, while 34 percent say the same about marijuana. Heavy Drinking Throughout College Could Increase Heart Attack Risk http://betheparents.org/"heavy_drinking_throughout_college_could_increase_heart_attack_risk" http://betheparents.org/"heavy_drinking_throughout_college_could_increase_heart_attack_risk" Wed, 24 Apr 2013 13:30:26 +0000 Four years of heavy drinking between the ages of 18 and 25 could permanently increase the risk of heart attack and stroke, a new study suggests.