Be The Parents Be The Parents en-us 2014 Northwest Alcohol Conference"2014_northwest_alcohol_conference""2014_northwest_alcohol_conference" Wed, 16 Jul 2014 09:04:55 +0000 The 6th Annual Northwest Alcohol Conference will be held July 16th-18th, 2014 at the beautiful Riverside Hotel and Conference Center in Boise, Idaho. The Riverside is located one mile from downtown Boise just off the Boise River. Idaho Youth Summit"idaho_youth_summit""idaho_youth_summit" Tue, 10 Jun 2014 16:21:11 +0000 We believe in the power of young people. Today's youth are visionaries and go-getters. They have powerful ideas and a unique perspective. 21st Idaho State Prevention and Support Conference"21st_idaho_state_prevention_and_support_conference""21st_idaho_state_prevention_and_support_conference" Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:08:21 +0000 "The 21st Annual Idaho State Prevention & Support Conference is a gathering focused on innovation, best practices, collective problem-solving and motivation to most effectively address youth risk behaviors, foster optimal health and realize academic success for Idaho students." TEEN OPPORTUNITY!  Power of You(th)"teen_opportunity_power_of_youth""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. Youth Development Conference in Boise on April 15-17, 2014"youth_development_conference_in_boise_on_april_15_17_2014""youth_development_conference_in_boise_on_april_15_17_2014" Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:52:05 +0000 Join the Brand at our youth development conference in beautiful Boise, Idaho April 15 – 17! If you are involved in any aspect of youth development programming, we have something for you! From our Keynote presentation, “Programming with Intentionality: A FedEx Day” by Dr. Kirk Astroth, author of “I’m Ok, You’re at Risk” and “Beyond Resiliency: Fostering Vibrancy in Youth Groups”. To our workshops, which include topics such as: high school financial literacy, utilizing community coalitions to raise money for alternative youth activities, growing teen leaders, asset approaches to youth development and 4-H and F.I.R.S.T Partnerships for science education. No matter what field of youth development you are involved with you will find something exciting to take home with you here! For more information or to register please visit: Idaho State Police Alcohol Beverage Control compliance check"idaho_state_police_alcohol_beverage_control_compliance_check""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!!"calling_all_idaho_teens""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"party_involving_hundreds_drugs_underage_drinking_busted""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"madd_parents_key_to_stopping_underage_drinking""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"police_warn_parents_of_marijuana_in_e_cigarettes_hitting_schools""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"idaho_youth_summit""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."talk._they_hear_you""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"neknominate_lethal_drinking_game_sweeps_social_media""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"bdp_15_businesses_failed_undercover_alcohol_compliance_checks""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"teens_who_drink_alone_seek_to_soothe_negative_emotions_are_more_likely_to_d""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"school_board_chairman_paul_bates_resigns_from_post""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"even_low_blood_alcohol_levels_can_increase_risk_of_car_crashes""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"while_dangerous_teens_drinking_leads_to_popularity""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"alcohol_ads_reaching_too_many_young_people_in_tv_markets_across_the_states""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"alcohol_compliance_check_finds_nearly_10_percent_of_businesses_failed""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)"how_much_do_college_students_drink_infographic""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"guest_opinion_little_talks_with_teens_can_make_big_impact""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"idaho_officer_brings_underage_drug_alcohol_awareness_to_show_low""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"underage_drinking_teens_buying_cooking_wine_without_id""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"linda_eviston_allowing_your_teen_to_drink_at_home""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"the_dangers_of_alcohol_effects_on_teenagers1""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"idaho_state_journal""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"boise_police_to_parents_educate_yourself_now_about_drugs""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"dea_makes_new_drugs_in_idaho_illegal""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"teen_boys_concerned_with_body_image_more_likely_to_use_drugs_and_alcohol""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"two_teens_overdose_on_dangerous_new_synthetic_drug_boise""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"commentary_sexual_assault_priorities_and_misplaced_blame""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"campus_crisis_youth_alcoholism_is_on_the_rise""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"uganda_parents_drinking_habits_influence_children""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"state_drug_chief_launches_new_drug_abuse_campaign""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"fake_ids_may_fuel_underage_drinking""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"you_said...they_heard_webinar""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"how_to_approach_drinking_when_its_not_your_child""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"underage_youth_get_cigarettes_and_alcohol_from_friends_and_family""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"we_are_kamiah""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"boise_police_issued_dozens_of_underage_drinking_citations_saturday""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"extreme_binge_drinking_among_high_school_students_holding_steady""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"alcohol_and_risk_the_truth_at_boise_state""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"officers_bust_dozens_for_underage_drinking""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"to_the_editor_monitor_children_for_underage_drinking""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"academic_approach_to_alcohol""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"u_idaho_cracks_down_on_low_gpas_frat_parties_in_anti_drinking_effort""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"how_to_protect_your_kids_from_underage_drinking_and_driving""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"boise_police_hand_out_49_alcohol_citations_during_weekend_crackdown""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"teens_have_the_power_to_make_a_better_choice_than_drinking_and_drugs""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"health_tip_underage_drinking_is_risky""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"boise_police_uncover_establishments_selling_alcohol_to_minors""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"drunk_walking_leads_to_pedestrian_fatalities""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"the_dangers_of_alcohol_effects_on_teenagers""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"ada_county_law_enforcement_hands_out_dozens_of_citations_at_minor_filled_pa""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"drug_addiction_in_teens_ten_warning_signs""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"anti_alcohol_policies_in_school_more_effective_if_students_think_they_are_e""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"kids_making_drinking_more_efficient_the_awl""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"informed_families_absurd_trend_of_the_month_inhaling_alcohol""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"study_finds_concussion_risks_higher_for_teens_who_use_marijuana_or_alcohol""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"forum_parents_need_to_be_vigilant_on_teens_involvement_with_alcohol""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"the_teens_secret_message""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?"is_alcohol_advertising_harming_girls""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"social_host_law_let_kids_drink_at_your_house_and_you_could_go_to_jail_maine""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"raysac_radar_for_june_focuses_on_samhsa_campaign_against_underage_drinking""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"trying_and_failing_to_host_an_alcohol_free_teenagers_party""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"informed_families_why_your_child_might_start_drinking_alcohol""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"teen_victims_of_cyberbullying_more_likely_to_abuse_drugs_and_alcohol""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"dr._lipoff_underage_drinking""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"parenting_in_progress_underage_drinking_is_not_ok""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"alcohol_abuse_leads_to_charges""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"inhaling_alcohol_dangerous_trend_experts_say""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"study_finds_movies_feature_more_alcohol_and_less_tobacco""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…"more_than_one_in_five_parents_believe_they_have_any_influence""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"myths_debunkedunderage_drinking_of_alcohol_at_home_leads_to_real_consequenc""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 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"office_of_juvenile_justice_delinq_prevention_experts_address_best_ways_to_t""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"starting_to_drink_at_younger_age_linked_with_heavier_drinking_later_in_life""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"college_binge_drinking_more_likely_among_female_students_than_males""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"thoughts_from_dr_joe_of_parents_children_and_alcohol""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"three_arrested_in_boise_police_underage_drinking_crackdown""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"april_is_alcohol_abuse_awareness_month_teens_dont_just_drink_they_drink_to""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"23_of_teens_surveyed_admit_to_driving_under_influence_of_drugs_or_alcohol""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"heavy_drinking_throughout_college_could_increase_heart_attack_risk""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. Almost 70% of Underage Drinking Deaths Not Traffic-Related, MADD Finds"almost_70_of_underage_drinking_deaths_not_traffic_related_madd_finds""almost_70_of_underage_drinking_deaths_not_traffic_related_madd_finds" Mon, 22 Apr 2013 09:06:42 +0000 An analysis of deaths related to underage alcohol use finds 68 percent are not traffic-related, USA Today reports. The study, by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), found 32 percent of these deaths are traffic-related, 30 percent are homicides, 14 percent are suicides, 9 percent are alcohol poisonings and 15 percent are from other causes. Should parents be held liable for rapes at teen parties?"should_parents_be_held_liable_for_rapes_at_teen_parties""should_parents_be_held_liable_for_rapes_at_teen_parties" Wed, 17 Apr 2013 08:55:29 +0000 This is the question that’s bothered me since hearing about Steubenville, Rehtaeh Parsons in Canada and now Audrie Pott. Saturday is 4/20, also known as “Marijuana Day”.  Do you know where your kids will be?"saturday_is_4_20_also_known_as_marijuana_day._do_you_know_where_your_kids_w""saturday_is_4_20_also_known_as_marijuana_day._do_you_know_where_your_kids_w" Wed, 17 Apr 2013 08:25:22 +0000 Saturday is 4/20, also known as "Marijuana Day." Do you know where your kids will be? Talk with your teen about risky behavior"talk_with_your_teen_about_risky_behavior""talk_with_your_teen_about_risky_behavior" Tue, 16 Apr 2013 08:10:21 +0000 April is Alcohol Awareness Month. Parents, you matter, so with prom and graduation season at hand, take time to talk with your teen about the dangers of underage drinking and drug use/abuse. Informed Families: Parental Alert: Friday (4/20) is Marijuana Day"informed_families_parental_alert_friday_4_20_is_marijuana_day""informed_families_parental_alert_friday_4_20_is_marijuana_day" Wed, 10 Apr 2013 07:46:45 +0000 On Saturday, April 20th, parents need to pay special attention to what their children are doing. 4/20 is a day frequently associated with marijuana smoking. Alcohol Awareness: Keeping Prom Night Safe"alcohol_awareness_keeping_prom_night_safe""alcohol_awareness_keeping_prom_night_safe" Wed, 03 Apr 2013 08:34:54 +0000 One of the reasons Alcohol Awareness Month is held in April is because it is the beginning of the prom and graduation season, a time when celebrations can turn dangerous for underage drinkers. Many communities conduct anti-drinking campaigns during the month aimed at curtailing alcohol use before, during and after the special events. Boise Police: Six establishments caught selling alcohol to minors"boise_police_six_establishments_caught_selling_alcohol_to_minors""boise_police_six_establishments_caught_selling_alcohol_to_minors" Mon, 01 Apr 2013 15:16:44 +0000 Boise Police conducted another citywide alcohol compliance check at local establishments on Friday. Since many minors were out of school and on spring break, officers conduct the checks periodically -- in this case, with the help of two 17-year-old juveniles. Parents: Talk to Your Teens About Drinking Before They Start College"parents_talk_to_your_teens_about_drinking_before_they_start_college""parents_talk_to_your_teens_about_drinking_before_they_start_college" Mon, 01 Apr 2013 09:11:19 +0000 Parents who discuss drinking with their teens before they start college can influence their children’s drinking behavior once they are at school, a new study suggests. At Home Sobriety Tests"at_home_sobriety_tests""at_home_sobriety_tests" Mon, 01 Apr 2013 07:56:20 +0000 You should never feel unqualified or incapable of detecting impairment in your children. The fact is, people use drugs to change the way their body works. It isn’t very difficult to detect those changes. Click on the Download button for a printable PDF file containing simple at-home sobriety tests. They are quick, easy and effective. Anyone can do them. No prior training or practice is required. It’s free for you. We only require that you respect the copyright law and don’t sell our hard work for profit. Fake IDs evolving rapidly"fake_ids_evolving_rapidly""fake_ids_evolving_rapidly" Fri, 29 Mar 2013 10:00:37 +0000 Officer Jermaine Galloway, Alcohol Compliance Officer of the Boise Police Department wrote an article for the national American Police Beat Magazine about the fake ID issues and trends for law enforcement. They ran this article in their April issue. A Needed Response"a_needed_response""a_needed_response" Wed, 27 Mar 2013 07:47:27 +0000 Video: In the wake of the Steubenville rape convictions, a University of Oregon student made a video showing how to treat a woman who is passed-out drunk. 18, 21 Binge"18_21_binge""18_21_binge" Tue, 26 Mar 2013 08:58:09 +0000 A study indicates people who can start to drink younger are more likely to turn out to be binge drinkers. At Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Andrew Plunk saw this in national survey data. He compared people who grew up in states where it was legal to drink at 18 with people from states where the age was 21. Informed Families: Blood Alcohol Level Explained"informed_families_blood_alcohol_level_explained""informed_families_blood_alcohol_level_explained" Mon, 25 Mar 2013 09:40:32 +0000 Blood Alcohol Level (BAL) is the amount of alcohol present in your blood as you drink. It's calculated by determining It's calculated by determining how many milligrams of alcohol are present in 100 milliliters of blood. But you don't need a breathalyzer, a calculator, or a measurement conversion chart to figure out what BAL you had last night. Straight-A teen dies after inhaling computer cleaner amid ‘huffing’ trend"straight_a_teen_dies_after_inhaling_computer_cleaner_amid_huffing_trend""straight_a_teen_dies_after_inhaling_computer_cleaner_amid_huffing_trend" Thu, 21 Mar 2013 09:24:16 +0000 A 14-year-old honor student from Northridge, Los Angeles, died this week after inhaling computer keyboard cleaner, a growing trend among students as young as eighth grade. Tips For When Your Teen Is Attending A Party: How to Keep Them Safe"tips_for_when_your_teen_is_attending_a_party_how_to_keep_the_safe""tips_for_when_your_teen_is_attending_a_party_how_to_keep_the_safe" Thu, 21 Mar 2013 06:48:24 +0000 Know where your teenager will be. Obtain an address and phone number. Agree that he or she will call you if the location is changed. Spring Break’s Biggest Danger?  Binge Drinking"spring_breaks_biggest_danger_binge_drinking""spring_breaks_biggest_danger_binge_drinking" Mon, 18 Mar 2013 09:23:30 +0000 It's an annual rite of spring. Nick Vujicic’s Life “Life without Limbs”"nick_vujicics_life_life_without_limbs""nick_vujicics_life_life_without_limbs" Mon, 18 Mar 2013 07:32:15 +0000 This is a KTVB News Group special presentation from Meridian Middle School of motivational speaker Nick Vujicic and his story of triumph. Born without arms or legs, Nick travels the world inspiring others to beat the odds. Now he is bringing his story to Idaho.