Be The Parents Be The Parents en-us Boise Walk Like MADD"boise_walk_like_madd""boise_walk_like_madd" Sat, 26 Sep 2015 15:38:32 +0000 WALK LIKE MADD is your chance to do something about drunk driving in our community. This year, thousands of people in over 60 cities around the nation will participate in 5k events to eliminate drunk driving from our roadways. Movies Under the Stars - “Penquins of Madagascar”"movies_under_the_stars_penquins_of_madagascar""movies_under_the_stars_penquins_of_madagascar" Fri, 04 Sep 2015 14:24:13 +0000 Families will enjoy a fun-filled evening of kids’ activities and great films on seven evenings for the “Movies Under the Stars” in Boise. Movies Under the Stars - “Home”"movies_under_the_stars_home""movies_under_the_stars_home" Sat, 15 Aug 2015 14:23:26 +0000 Families will enjoy a fun-filled evening of kids’ activities and great films on seven evenings for the “Movies Under the Stars” in Boise. Movies Under the Stars - “Frozen”"movies_under_the_stars_frozen""movies_under_the_stars_frozen" Sat, 08 Aug 2015 14:22:19 +0000 Families will enjoy a fun-filled evening of kids’ activities and great films on seven evenings for the “Movies Under the Stars” in Boise. Movies Under the Stars - “Maleficent”"movies_under_the_stars_maleficent""movies_under_the_stars_maleficent" Sat, 01 Aug 2015 13:55:28 +0000 Families will enjoy a fun-filled evening of kids’ activities and great films on seven evenings for the “Movies Under the Stars” in Boise. You Don’t Have the Right to Serve My Kid Alcohol"you_dont_have_the_right_to_serve_my_kid_alcohol""you_dont_have_the_right_to_serve_my_kid_alcohol" Tue, 28 Jul 2015 07:38:23 +0000 Four young guys, high school students and month-ago graduates, were involved in a terrible car accident in which two of them died and one of them remains in the hospital. Alcohol was found in the car and at the party which they left. Charges stand against parents in fatal Raleigh teen crash"charges_stand_against_parents_in_fatal_raleigh_teen_crash""charges_stand_against_parents_in_fatal_raleigh_teen_crash" Thu, 23 Jul 2015 12:06:50 +0000 RALEIGH (WTVD) -- A judge in Raleigh Thursday refused to throw out the charges against two parents accused of aiding and abetting underage drinking at a wedding party before a teen died in fatal Raleigh crash. Dr. Lipoff:  Talking to Our Children About Underage Drinking"dr._lipoff_talking_to_our_children_about_underage_drinking""dr._lipoff_talking_to_our_children_about_underage_drinking" Mon, 20 Jul 2015 09:19:44 +0000 As parents we try to teach our kids the lessons we have learned in life, although we can always continue to learn ourselves. Teen, who could lose sight in one eye after injury at after-prom party, hires lawyer"teen_who_could_lose_sight_in_one_eye_after_injury_at_after_prom_party_hires""teen_who_could_lose_sight_in_one_eye_after_injury_at_after_prom_party_hires" Thu, 16 Jul 2015 07:14:53 +0000 Never mind 20/20 vision, doctors tell him he’s lucky he still has the eye. Booze bottle tags show steep fines for giving minors alcohol"booze_bottle_tags_show_steep_fines_for_giving_minors_alcohol""booze_bottle_tags_show_steep_fines_for_giving_minors_alcohol" Tue, 07 Jul 2015 07:51:45 +0000 HOLLADAY, Utah (AP) — Liquor bottles will bear sale tags this summer that remind adults that giving alcohol to minors can mean a possible $2,500 fine and up to a year in jail. ‘It’s a Parent’s Worst Nightmare,’ Says Father of Teen Killed in Crash"its_a_parents_worst_nightmare_says_father_of_teen_killed_in_crash""its_a_parents_worst_nightmare_says_father_of_teen_killed_in_crash" Mon, 29 Jun 2015 08:39:09 +0000 Alexander Murk should be on his way to Penn State today. The importance of safety on the Fourth of July"the_importance_of_safety_on_the_fourth_of_july""the_importance_of_safety_on_the_fourth_of_july" Mon, 29 Jun 2015 07:55:43 +0000 While dangers are around every day, the Fourth of July holiday sees an increase in accidents and deaths because there is an increase in fireworks use, outdoor socializing and drinking. Belly up, baby! New Hampshire considers alcohol label change"belly_up_baby_new_hampshire_considers_alcohol_label_change""belly_up_baby_new_hampshire_considers_alcohol_label_change" Thu, 25 Jun 2015 09:45:39 +0000 CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Babies and bottles normally get along just fine, unless a picture of that baby happens to be plastered to the front of a bottle of beer being sold in New Hampshire. 7 things you wish your children knew about drug addiction"7_things_you_wish_your_children_knew_about_drug_addiction""7_things_you_wish_your_children_knew_about_drug_addiction" Wed, 24 Jun 2015 08:43:49 +0000 It is difficult to put the words "children" and "drug addiction" in the same sentence, but if we want to protect our kids from drug and alcohol abuse we need to educate them. Teens and even younger kids should know why they need to avoid substances and make smart choices. Concerns over powdered alcohol continue to grow"concerns_over_powdered_alcohol_continue_to_grow""concerns_over_powdered_alcohol_continue_to_grow" Mon, 22 Jun 2015 15:36:10 +0000 With powdered alcohol set to launch this summer, a new poll shows most U.S. adults are concerned that the product will increase underage drinking. Students confront myth of invulnerability, power of peer pressure"students_confront_myth_of_invulnerability_power_of_peer_pressure1""students_confront_myth_of_invulnerability_power_of_peer_pressure1" Wed, 10 Jun 2015 13:11:46 +0000 Ask a group of Tallahassee high school students — even the student body presidents, top students and stellar athletes — how many of them know peers who regularly drink alcohol and smoke pot, every hand goes up. The Definition For ‘Problem Drinking’ Has Changed.  Here’s Why That Matters"the_definition_for_problem_drinking_has_changed._heres_why_that_matters""the_definition_for_problem_drinking_has_changed._heres_why_that_matters" Tue, 09 Jun 2015 08:52:34 +0000 Problem drinking is more pervasive and less frequently treated than previously thought, thanks to an updated definition of what constitutes "alcohol use disorder." Idaho women turning more to alcohol"idaho_women_turning_more_to_alcohol""idaho_women_turning_more_to_alcohol" Fri, 05 Jun 2015 07:10:53 +0000 The share of Idaho women who had consumed more than four drinks at a time at least once within the previous 30 days rose by nearly one-fifth between 2005 and 2012, according to a new national study from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington. Alcohol Marketing Target Techniques and Who’s in the Line of Fire"alcohol_marketing_target_techniques_and_whos_in_the_line_of_fire""alcohol_marketing_target_techniques_and_whos_in_the_line_of_fire" Tue, 02 Jun 2015 07:25:47 +0000 Almost 200 million barrels of beer are produced every year in the United States. This results in a lucrative 170 billion dollars in sales for beer companies, and approximately 10 billion gallons of alcohol are consumed every year. This makes up 20 percent of the total beverage sales in the United States, which boats almost 500 craft distilleries, 2,000 craft breweries, and 7,000 local wineries. Alcohol is big business with big profits and has been for some time. Teen driving safety especially important during summer"teen_driving_safety_especially_important_during_summer""teen_driving_safety_especially_important_during_summer" Mon, 01 Jun 2015 11:33:53 +0000 After the initial thrill of being off school for the summer, teens often cry, “I’m so bored I could die!” While dying from boredom probably won’t happen, teens could be at risk of losing their lives over summer break. Are undergrads learning that the only way to have fun is when we’re drunk?"are_undergrads_learning_that_the_only_way_to_have_fun_is_when_were_drunk""are_undergrads_learning_that_the_only_way_to_have_fun_is_when_were_drunk" Fri, 29 May 2015 14:13:31 +0000 I’m getting my master’s degree at a university with a dry campus — no booze in sight. Spring concerts, soccer games, orientations, all of these happen at the American University of Beirut … sober. Bear Lake “Enough is Enough Coalition” created their Mock Crash Scenario"BEAR_LAKE_High_School_DUI_Crash""BEAR_LAKE_High_School_DUI_Crash" Tue, 26 May 2015 13:07:40 +0000 Produced by the Bear Lake Anti-Drug "Enough is Enough Coalition". Directed by Joseph Skousen with Jarom Cowan as Director of Filming/Photography and Shelby Suter and Cullan Young as Student Directors. Students confront myth of invulnerability, power of peer pressure"students_confront_myth_of_invulnerability_power_of_peer_pressure""students_confront_myth_of_invulnerability_power_of_peer_pressure" Tue, 19 May 2015 15:33:55 +0000 Ask a group of Tallahassee high school students — even the student body presidents, top students and stellar athletes — how many of them know peers who regularly drink alcohol and smoke pot, every hand goes up Click Club encourages students to drive safely"click_club_encourages_students_to_drive_safely""click_club_encourages_students_to_drive_safely" Fri, 15 May 2015 12:49:57 +0000 That was the message that students in the Click Club in Laramie County School District 1 tried to instill in their peers during an end-of-the-year presentation Thursday at Cheyenne's East High. Harmful Drinking on the Rise Among Young People in Many Countries"harmful_drinking_on_the_rise_among_young_people_in_many_countries""harmful_drinking_on_the_rise_among_young_people_in_many_countries" Wed, 13 May 2015 11:25:10 +0000 Harmful drinking is increasing among young people in many nations, according to a new report. Alcohol is becoming more available, affordable and more effectively advertised, the report concludes. Woman turns drunk-driving tragedy into triumph"woman_turns_drunk_driving_tragedy_into_triumph""woman_turns_drunk_driving_tragedy_into_triumph" Tue, 12 May 2015 10:12:56 +0000 BRISTOL — In 2003, Sarah Panzau Evans was a fun-loving 21-year-old, a former star high school volleyball player who split her time between working as a bartender and partying with her friends. Costs of teen DUI can outlast memories"costs_of_teen_dui_can_outlast_memories""costs_of_teen_dui_can_outlast_memories" Mon, 11 May 2015 14:34:26 +0000 A survey of high school juniors and seniors conducted by Liberty Mutual Insurance and Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) found that 79 percent of students thought their peers were more likely to drink and drive on graduation night. Want to fight underage drinking? It starts with dad"want_to_fight_underage_drinking_it_starts_with_dad""want_to_fight_underage_drinking_it_starts_with_dad" Thu, 07 May 2015 12:13:50 +0000 Once again, it seems that you can’t put a price tag on the important role of a father. Teen dies at Jefferson Co. rave"teen_dies_at_jefferson_co._rave""teen_dies_at_jefferson_co._rave" Tue, 05 May 2015 08:01:26 +0000 JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo.-- A teen is dead after a night of partying in Jefferson County R O O T S"r_o_o_t_s""r_o_o_t_s" Thu, 30 Apr 2015 11:53:39 +0000 This is a product of a “film festival” contest from the community prevention coalition in Salmon, Idaho. NEW - Kootenai Alliance for Children and Families: “The Power is In Your Hands”"new_kootenai_alliance_for_children_and_families_the_power_is_in_your_hands""new_kootenai_alliance_for_children_and_families_the_power_is_in_your_hands" Wed, 29 Apr 2015 09:17:00 +0000 This year's campaign message is, "The Power is in Your Hands." The meaning behind the campaign is that as a youth you have the power to make choices. The choices you make can impact the community and the world for better or worse. Your choices have a ripple effect. One good choice can influence and inspire others to follow and spread the good. One bad choice can do the same. Ultimately the power is in your hands to choose. Teen Talk - Teens and Rebuilding Trust"teen_talk_teens_and_rebuilding_trust""teen_talk_teens_and_rebuilding_trust" Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:59:11 +0000 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - This week's "Teen Talk" is focused on advice for parents about what to do when a teen breaks your trust. PARENTS, WHERE DO WE DRAW THE WINE?"parents_where_do_we_draw_the_wine""parents_where_do_we_draw_the_wine" Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:08:23 +0000 Heroin. Meth. Cocaine. Ecstasy. While dangerous and scary, these are not the most popular drugs among our children. So what drugs are the most widely abused? Idaho Youth Summit 2015"idaho_youth_summit_2015""idaho_youth_summit_2015" Wed, 22 Apr 2015 12:52:11 +0000 IDAHO YOUTH SUMMIT 2015 Camp Lutherhaven, Coeur d'Alene | June 9 - 12 Bellevue Common Council Meeting Covers Planning And Zoning, Underage Drinking, And Elephant Cruelty"bellevue_common_council_meeting_covers_planning_and_zoning_underage_drinkin""bellevue_common_council_meeting_covers_planning_and_zoning_underage_drinkin" Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:45:08 +0000 Bellevue, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) - Tonight the small room hosting the Bellevue Common Council meeting was packed with action. Parents get a dose of reality by watching teens act out a high school party"parents_get_a_dose_of_reality_by_watching_teens_act_out_a_high_school_party""parents_get_a_dose_of_reality_by_watching_teens_act_out_a_high_school_party" Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:36:47 +0000 Parents do their best to keep tabs on what their teens are up to, but today’s world may be very different than the one they grew up in. That’s why Drug-Free Idaho is trying to educate parents on what might really be happening when their kids leave the house. Study: Cheap alcohol leads to deadly behavior"study_cheap_alcohol_leads_to_deadly_behavior""study_cheap_alcohol_leads_to_deadly_behavior" Wed, 15 Apr 2015 08:02:23 +0000 Researchers say the affordability of alcoholic drinks is contributing to heavy drinking. The Power of the Silver Screen:  Teens, Movies and Alcohol"the_power_of_the_silver_screen_teens_movies_and_alcohol""the_power_of_the_silver_screen_teens_movies_and_alcohol" Mon, 13 Apr 2015 13:09:49 +0000 Teens often imitate mom, dad and other adults. And it looks as though they may also imitate some of what they see in movies. Legislature may study Greek life on college campuses"legislature_may_study_greek_life_on_college_campuses""legislature_may_study_greek_life_on_college_campuses" Fri, 10 Apr 2015 06:57:26 +0000 In the midst of a tumultuous school year for fraternities at campuses across South Carolina — including two student deaths in separate incidents at Clemson University and the University of South Carolina — more than half of South Carolina’s state Senators have signed on to a plan to examine campus safety. Risky Business: Talking With Kids About Alcohol And Drugs"risky_business_talking_with_kids_about_alcohol_and_drugs""risky_business_talking_with_kids_about_alcohol_and_drugs" Thu, 09 Apr 2015 06:49:50 +0000 The most important reason that kids don’t use alcohol or drugs is because of you—their parents. That’s why it’s so important that you build a strong relationship with your kids and talk to them about substance abuse—the earlier the better! As a parent, you have a major impact on your child’s decision not to use drugs, including alcohol, marijuana, and prescription pills. Some Schools Move to Ban Alcohol at Fraternities"some_schools_move_to_ban_alcohol_at_fraternities""some_schools_move_to_ban_alcohol_at_fraternities" Tue, 07 Apr 2015 08:49:45 +0000 Some colleges and universities are moving to ban alcohol at fraternities to reduce misconduct, according to USA Today. North Carolina State University recently banned alcohol at fraternity events. How should parents tell kids not to use alcohol?"how_should_parents_tell_kids_not_to_use_alcohol""how_should_parents_tell_kids_not_to_use_alcohol" Mon, 06 Apr 2015 08:11:44 +0000 Well, if you’re waiting until prom season to talk with your high schooler about using alcohol, you’re probably too late. FACTS on Underage drinking costs in Idaho"facts_on_underage_drinking_costs_in_idaho""facts_on_underage_drinking_costs_in_idaho" Wed, 01 Apr 2015 06:53:43 +0000 Tragic health, social, and economic problems result from the use of alcohol by youth. Underage drinking is a causal factor in a host of serious problems, including homicide, suicide, traumatic injury, drowning, burns, violent and property crime, high-risk sex, fetal alcohol syndrome, alcohol poisoning, and the need for treatment of alcohol abuse and dependence. Kids allowed to sip parents’ booze start drinking earlier and are more likely to binge, says study"kids_allowed_to_sip_parents_booze_start_drinking_earlier_and_are_more_likel""kids_allowed_to_sip_parents_booze_start_drinking_earlier_and_are_more_likel" Tue, 31 Mar 2015 06:26:40 +0000 Children who are allowed to have a sip of alcohol before they are 11 are more likely to binge drink as teenagers, according to a new study. Reality Party for Parents in Meridian"reality_party_for_parents""reality_party_for_parents" Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:05:53 +0000 This program was created to address underage and binge drinking. It was designed to help parents have a meaningful discussion with their teens and develop policies that keep kids safe. It is also intended to spark community dialogue while bringing awareness to the problem of substance abuse as well as inviting the community together to explore solutions. Thanks, Palcohol - As If Parenting Teens Wasn’t Hard Enough"thanks_palcohol_as_if_parenting_teens_wasnt_hard_enough""thanks_palcohol_as_if_parenting_teens_wasnt_hard_enough" Mon, 23 Mar 2015 08:38:04 +0000 On Wednesday, the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Trade Bureau approved four flavors of Palcohol, a powdered product that comes in convenient 1-oz packets. Mix the powder into 6 oz of water or the liquid of your choice, stir, and voilà: the perfect cocktail, with the alcohol content of a mixed drink. Palcohol comes in four varieties: V (vodka), R (rum), Cosmo, and Lemon Drop and could be in stores near you as soon as this summer. Drug Guide for Parents, Available in a New App"drug_guide_for_parents_available_in_a_new_app""drug_guide_for_parents_available_in_a_new_app" Wed, 18 Mar 2015 09:07:27 +0000 With the ever-changing drug landscape and new trends emerging every day, we’ve created a smartphone app to help families who are concerned about the drugs their kids are exposed to. The “Drug Guide for Parents” is offered as a free download for the Android and iPhone. COLUMN:  Talk show or frat party?"column_talk_show_or_frat_party""column_talk_show_or_frat_party" Tue, 17 Mar 2015 07:55:45 +0000 I’ll admit I’m an avid YouTuber. I love wasting time on the Internet, watching videos about puppies and little children. It’s a sad but true 
realization. Federal government signs off on powdered alcohol but several states are moving to ban the substance"federal_government_signs_off_on_powdered_alcohol_but_several_states_are_mov""federal_government_signs_off_on_powdered_alcohol_but_several_states_are_mov" Thu, 12 Mar 2015 07:04:56 +0000 A powdered alcohol intended to be mixed up into drinks has gained approval from a federal regulator. Upper Midwest college tragedies: Drunk, frozen and underage"upper_midwest_college_tragedies_drunk_frozen_and_underage""upper_midwest_college_tragedies_drunk_frozen_and_underage" Tue, 10 Mar 2015 06:44:37 +0000 BEMIDJI, Minn. – Pink flowers adorn a tree by the wooded trail where a drunk college student wandered in her final moments, just before she slipped in a creek and froze on a bed of snow. Top Trending Teen Drugs"top_trending_teen_drugs""top_trending_teen_drugs" Mon, 09 Mar 2015 12:15:26 +0000 Check out this list of trending drugs amongst the teens today, and give us feedback on what you think the community should do. Funny or not?  Baby bottles look like beer bottles"funny_or_not_baby_bottles_look_like_beer_bottles""funny_or_not_baby_bottles_look_like_beer_bottles" Fri, 06 Mar 2015 08:33:07 +0000 Soon your baby will be able to throw back a beer bottle with the best of them, or at least a new baby bottle will make it look that way. The more friends you drink with, the more you drink"bill_allowing_underage_military_members_to_drink_fails1""bill_allowing_underage_military_members_to_drink_fails1" Wed, 04 Mar 2015 11:52:52 +0000 The more friends a person is with when they are out drinking, the more they will drink themselves, a new study concludes. Ginny Gobel from Boise made a video to wake parents up about the drug epidemic in our youth"ginny_gobel_from_boise_made_a_video_to_wake_parents_up_about_the_drug_epide""ginny_gobel_from_boise_made_a_video_to_wake_parents_up_about_the_drug_epide" Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:09:37 +0000 I am a parent activist in Boise. My passion is to wake parents up about the drug epidemic in our youth, educate them to overcome misinformation and ambivalent thoughts they may have {about drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana, in particular} and encourage each parent to bring their community of parents together to support these kids with more boundaries and awareness. Make binge drinking as unappealing as smoking: Our view"make_binge_drinking_as_unappealing_as_smoking_our_view""make_binge_drinking_as_unappealing_as_smoking_our_view" Mon, 23 Feb 2015 08:47:04 +0000 In the past two decades, young people have largely rejected cigarettes. The rate of high school students who smoke has been cut in half. BSU to give students caught drinking underage a break"bsu_to_give_students_caught_drinking_underage_a_break""bsu_to_give_students_caught_drinking_underage_a_break" Fri, 20 Feb 2015 15:29:08 +0000 BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - BSU and Boise Police are teaming up to give minors a break from criminal charges when it comes to underage drinking on campus. It's called an alcohol diversion program. BSU decided to offer a pilot program this semester to test it out. Introducing the 10 Facets of Parental Engagement"introducing_the_10_facets_of_parental_engagement""introducing_the_10_facets_of_parental_engagement" Tue, 17 Feb 2015 10:58:22 +0000 You don’t need to be a supermom or superdad to be engaged in your child’s life and establish a strong connection with them. Being engaged simply requires taking advantage of your many opportunities to be a good parent each and every day. Like a brilliantly cut diamond, parental engagement has many facets. Listed below are ten facets of parental engagement that you can use as criteria for developing a strong moral framework in your kids. Former Boise Police Department chief wants state to decriminalize underage drinking"former_boise_police_department_chief_wants_state_to_decriminalize_underage""former_boise_police_department_chief_wants_state_to_decriminalize_underage" Wed, 11 Feb 2015 08:07:49 +0000 BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) -- If you get caught drinking underage in Idaho, be prepared to have a criminal charge on your record. Interesting approach -  “OUR OPINION; Springfest change can help cut high-risk drinking”"interesting_approach_our_opinion_springfest_change_can_help_cut_high_risk_d""interesting_approach_our_opinion_springfest_change_can_help_cut_high_risk_d" Fri, 06 Feb 2015 10:47:29 +0000 Times change — and society's tolerance levels change, too. Including tolerance levels for behaviors such as spanking children, smoking cigarettes, driving without a seat belt — and getting massively, dangerously drunk. STUDY: Alcohol advertisements, Super Bowl commercials influence underage teens to drink"study_alcohol_advertisements_super_bowl_commercials_influence_underage_teen""study_alcohol_advertisements_super_bowl_commercials_influence_underage_teen" Wed, 04 Feb 2015 13:27:16 +0000 This time last year, more than 113 million people were preparing to watch the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos battle for the Super Bowl title. Bill allowing underage military members to drink fails"bill_allowing_underage_military_members_to_drink_fails""bill_allowing_underage_military_members_to_drink_fails" Tue, 03 Feb 2015 13:35:41 +0000 A bill that would have allowed underage active military members to drink alcohol was voted down Friday in the North Dakota House. Blog: Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains (NPR)"blog_why_teens_are_impulsive_addiction_prone_and_should_protect_their_brain""blog_why_teens_are_impulsive_addiction_prone_and_should_protect_their_brain" Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:16:46 +0000 Jensen, who's a neuroscientist and was a single mother of two boys who are now in their 20s, wrote The Teenage Brain to explore the science of how the brain grows — and why teenagers can be especially impulsive, moody and not very good at responsible decision-making. WVU Student Who Died in Fraternity Pledging Had Blood Alcohol Six Times Legal Limit"wvu_student_who_died_in_fraternity_pledging_had_blood_alcohol_six_times_leg""wvu_student_who_died_in_fraternity_pledging_had_blood_alcohol_six_times_leg" Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:52:29 +0000 A West Virginia University student who died during a fraternity pledge event had a blood-alcohol level of more than six times the legal limit, well above what health officials consider lethal, police said today. Majority of Teens Experience Drunken ‘Blackout’ by Age 19"majority_of_teens_experience_drunken_blackout_by_age_19""majority_of_teens_experience_drunken_blackout_by_age_19" Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:40:05 +0000 A team of researchers conducted a first-of-its-kind study and found some disturbing results. Poor Sleep Linked To Alcohol And Drug Problems In Teens, Idaho State University Study"poor_sleep_linked_to_alcohol_and_drug_problems_in_teens_idaho_state_univers""poor_sleep_linked_to_alcohol_and_drug_problems_in_teens_idaho_state_univers" Tue, 20 Jan 2015 10:49:08 +0000 Adolescents Who Sleep Poorly And Insufficiently May Develop Alcohol And Drug Problems Approach to drinking has changed over the years"approach_to_drinking_has_changed_over_the_years""approach_to_drinking_has_changed_over_the_years" Tue, 13 Jan 2015 08:38:54 +0000 QUESTION: I’m a grandparent and I remember my own teen years, and I really think that a few drinking parties are basically harmless. Moscow Shocked by Shootings at Multiple Locations Saturday"moscow_shocked_by_shootings_at_multiple_locations_saturday""moscow_shocked_by_shootings_at_multiple_locations_saturday" Mon, 12 Jan 2015 08:04:08 +0000 We would like to thank David for his help in Prevention for the state of Idaho. Jeff Lake: Liv’s Playboy Mansion party angers neighbors, cops arrest ‘cool’ dad"jeff_lake_livs_playboy_mansion_party_angers_neighbors_cops_arrest_cool_dad""jeff_lake_livs_playboy_mansion_party_angers_neighbors_cops_arrest_cool_dad" Fri, 09 Jan 2015 08:54:46 +0000 Jeff Lake, a Calif. father, was arrested after his daughter threw an epic party known as "Liv's Playboy Mansion" and dozens of police officers had to be dispatched in order to break up the large alcohol-fueled party which had several underage drunk teens. According to an updated report from 10 News on Jan. 7, Jeff Lake now faces months in jail for allegedly violating the city’s “social host” ordinance. New federal report finds that binge drinking kills six people each day"new_federal_report_finds_that_binge_drinking_kills_six_people_each_day""new_federal_report_finds_that_binge_drinking_kills_six_people_each_day" Wed, 07 Jan 2015 08:55:44 +0000 Binge drinking is not just a recipe for drama causing on a night out on the town, the habit of drinking excessively in one sitting is incredibly dangerous. According to a new report, binge drinking is so dangerous that in the U.S. six people die each day from the habit. Idaho Alcohol PSA - YouTube"idaho_alcohol_psa_youtube""idaho_alcohol_psa_youtube" Wed, 31 Dec 2014 13:43:46 +0000 Great PSA from the Idaho State Liquor Department and Boise PD's Jermaine Galloway. Putting a cork in teen drinking"putting_a_cork_in_teen_drinking""putting_a_cork_in_teen_drinking" Tue, 30 Dec 2014 08:39:54 +0000 Regardless of what pop queen Kesha says, there’s nothing glamorous about dying young. Without rehashing that seventh-grade D.A.R.E. seminar, the negative effects of alcohol on teenagers are too numerous to list. However, in Blaine County, the Community Drug Coalition is looking to hamper teen drinking by going after an older, more experienced and supposedly wiser demographic: their parents and other adult friends. Don’t enable underage drinking"dont_enable_underage_drinking""dont_enable_underage_drinking" Mon, 29 Dec 2014 11:04:35 +0000 Q: Our 16-year-old son wants to have friend over for New Years and he wants to have beer available. What's your opinion? Phone apps promote heavy drinking to young people: James Cook University study"phone_apps_promote_heavy_drinking_to_young_people_james_cook_university_stu""phone_apps_promote_heavy_drinking_to_young_people_james_cook_university_stu" Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:00:47 +0000 Educating kids on how not to take up the bottle may start with them putting down their phones. Blackouts After Boozing All Too Common in Teens"blackouts_after_boozing_all_too_common_in_teens""blackouts_after_boozing_all_too_common_in_teens" Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:25:05 +0000 Families and schools can take steps to stop the risky business of teen drinking. Teens are one of the groups most prone to binge drinking — a practice that can lead to alcohol-related blackouts. MADD Challenges Nation to Double Down on Drunk Driving as Fatality Numbers Continue to Top 10,000…"madd_challenges_nation_to_double_down_on_drunk_driving_as_fatality_numbers""madd_challenges_nation_to_double_down_on_drunk_driving_as_fatality_numbers" Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08:51:30 +0000 Today, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) learned that drunk driving fatalities once again topped 10,000 in 2013. Announced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), drunk driving fatalities decreased from 10,322 in 2012 to 10,076 in 2013. NHTSA also announced that overall traffic fatalities decreased from 33,561 in 2012 to 32,719 in 2013, with 31 percent of all fatalities resulting from a drunk driving crash measured from .08 BAC and above. Why Colleges Haven’t Stopped Binge Drinking"why_colleges_havent_stopped_binge_drinking""why_colleges_havent_stopped_binge_drinking" Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:59:48 +0000 Despite decades of research, hundreds of campus task forces and millions invested in bold experiments, college drinking in the United States remains as much of a problem as ever. Proposed ordinance aimed at teen drinking"proposed_ordinance_aimed_at_teen_drinking""proposed_ordinance_aimed_at_teen_drinking" Mon, 15 Dec 2014 08:04:25 +0000 People in Blaine County who host parties where underage drinking is occurring could soon be facing criminal prosecution. Beer Institute Releases Responsibility White Paper"beer_institute_releases_responsibility_white_paper""beer_institute_releases_responsibility_white_paper" Fri, 05 Dec 2014 15:19:04 +0000 WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Beer Institute released a white paper, Commitment to Responsibility, which outlines the broad efforts by brewers and beer importers to reduce drunk driving and underage drinking through paid advertisements, programs to work with parents and retailers, and alternative rides home. Drinking age keeps priorities in check, protects students"drinking_age_keeps_priorities_in_check_protects_students""drinking_age_keeps_priorities_in_check_protects_students" Tue, 02 Dec 2014 15:12:19 +0000 There is always dissent over the drinking age, as those under 21 are insistent that they are being oppressed by an institution meant to keep them safe. Quite frankly, there is a reason young adults aren’t permitted to drink until 21: They aren’t mature enough to handle it. Alcohol is a huge responsibility and requires a certain level of control that just doesn’t exist in younger adults. LETTER: A high-risk holiday for returning teens"letter_a_high_risk_holiday_for_returning_teens""letter_a_high_risk_holiday_for_returning_teens" Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:56:37 +0000 This is the third in a series of short essays on Somerset County’s efforts to help residents combat underage drinking and driving, and to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday safely. Messages ineffective, study finds"messages_ineffective_study_finds""messages_ineffective_study_finds" Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:20:24 +0000 The "drink responsibly" or "enjoy in moderation" messages tucked into liquor and beer ads may not resonate with their intended audience. Make smart, responsible choices"make_smart_responsible_choices""make_smart_responsible_choices" Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:40:04 +0000 11/19/2014 - BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. -- When I was a child, my grandfather picked me up from school every day and would always ask me the same thing, "What did you learn today?" and no matter what my response was to his question, it would always trigger the same comeback from him, "Think, think, think!" What’s America’s booziest state?  We ranked them 50 to 1"whats_americas_booziest_state_we_ranked_them_50_to_1""whats_americas_booziest_state_we_ranked_them_50_to_1" Tue, 18 Nov 2014 08:42:09 +0000 We all know America loves to drink. But in all our time spent writing about drinking, actually drinking, and occasionally doing both at the same time, a question emerged amongst Thrillist's editorial staff: which state loves to drink more than any other? Naturally, we had to find out, and just like that: the search for the booziest state in the USA was born. The time is now to stop social hosting"the_time_is_now_to_stop_social_hosting""the_time_is_now_to_stop_social_hosting" Wed, 12 Nov 2014 11:51:22 +0000 For the parents and caring adults in the Wood River Valley, the time is now to stand up and say no to the all-too-common practice of adults hosting parties that allow underage drinking. National, state and local surveys of middle school and high school students state that there are two main ways youths access alcohol—they purchase it from retail outlets that don’t do a great job of checking identification, or at house parties. The Blaine County Community Drug Coalition works with local law enforcement to conduct compliance checks to hold establishments accountable for the sale of alcohol to minors. This has been a successful operation for the last four years, increasing compliance by retailers from 30-40 percent to 80-100 percent. The local retailers should be commended for significantly improving the rate of sales of alcohol to minors. Risky Business:  Home For The Holidays, Prime Time For Underage Drinking"risky_business_home_for_the_holidays_prime_time_for_underage_drinking""risky_business_home_for_the_holidays_prime_time_for_underage_drinking" Mon, 10 Nov 2014 14:57:47 +0000 Now that Halloween is over and we’re coming down from our sugar highs, it’s time to face the upcoming winter holiday season that stretches from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day and beyond. Although this time is often filled with wonderful family moments—sharing a Thanksgiving meal, lighting Hanukah candles, or trimming the Christmas tree—it’s also (after the summer months) prime time for underage drinking. Not all Fun and Games: Drinking and Drug Abuse in College"not_all_fun_and_games_drinking_and_drug_abuse_in_college""not_all_fun_and_games_drinking_and_drug_abuse_in_college" Wed, 05 Nov 2014 12:18:50 +0000 College is often students’ first real taste of independence. They are living on their own, in charge of their own schedule, and making new friends. At the same time, they are focused on building a strong academic foundation that will help them to secure a career upon graduating. The pressure to succeed coupled with the desire to be social can be immense. Finding a balance is necessary for maintaining good health. Indiana player walked into road, stuck by car"indiana_player_walked_into_road_stuck_by_car""indiana_player_walked_into_road_stuck_by_car" Mon, 03 Nov 2014 08:19:22 +0000 BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Indiana freshman basketball player Emmitt Holt was cited Saturday for misdemeanor underage drinking after he struck teammate Devin Davis with his SUV, leaving Davis hospitalized with a serious head injury. How some cities are preventing underage drinking"how_some_cities_are_preventing_underage_drinking""how_some_cities_are_preventing_underage_drinking" Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:30:12 +0000 Teenagers are less likely to drink at parties when they live in communities with particularly strong social host laws, finds a US-based study. Many US states and local communities have passed social host laws, which hold adults responsible when teenagers are drinking at their property. (Read: Think before you drink — alcohol kills six people every minute!) Can Utah solve its surprising binge drinking problem?"can_utah_solve_its_surprising_binge_drinking_problem""can_utah_solve_its_surprising_binge_drinking_problem" Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:32:44 +0000 SALT LAKE CITY — When Rep. Jack Draxler, a host of Thursday's daylong Alcohol Policy Summit at the state Capitol, attended a similar gathering two years ago, he was stunned to hear statistics about binge drinking in Utah. “Step Up!!  Help Prevent Underage Drinking” - (video)"step_upi_help_prevent_underage_drinking""step_upi_help_prevent_underage_drinking" Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:30:26 +0000 LEWISTON, ID - 2.9% of all college students said they have driven after having five or more drinks. One child under 10 treated for alcohol abuse every week in Scotland"one_child_under_10_treated_for_alcohol_abuse_every_week_in_scotland""one_child_under_10_treated_for_alcohol_abuse_every_week_in_scotland" Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:24:57 +0000 HUNDREDS of children under 10 have been treated for alcohol-related injuries or illness in Scotland in the last three years, new figures show. Alcohol a Factor in Several College Freshmen Deaths This Semester"alcohol_a_factor_in_several_college_freshmen_deaths_this_semester""alcohol_a_factor_in_several_college_freshmen_deaths_this_semester" Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:26:11 +0000 At least eight U.S. college freshmen have died so far this semester, many of them in alcohol-related incidents, according to Times Higher Education. Colleges are encouraging freshmen and their parents to talk about alcohol and drugs even before they arrive on campus. Last Call"last_call""last_call" Thu, 09 Oct 2014 14:17:58 +0000 Halloween is scary enough without the added terror of impaired drivers on the road. Every year while children are trick-or-treating, others are drinking and driving. Halloween parties often involve alcohol, making it a particularly deadly night due to the number of impaired drivers on the roads. TEENS: Drinking, through a teen’s eyes"teens_drinking_through_a_teens_eyes""teens_drinking_through_a_teens_eyes" Mon, 06 Oct 2014 07:33:12 +0000 Take a step into any high school the first day back from summer break and you’ll hear the same thing — talk about all the hot summer parties. Learn more about the Alcohol Literacy Challenge by watching this short video"learn_more_about_the_alcohol_literacy_challenge_by_watching_this_short_vide""learn_more_about_the_alcohol_literacy_challenge_by_watching_this_short_vide" Fri, 03 Oct 2014 07:17:12 +0000 Have you ever wondered about the impact of media on the way our children perceive alcohol and other drugs? Are you aware of the relationship between what we expect to happen and how we ultimately behave? Are you looking for a fun and scientifically proven tool to help prevent your children or the children you work with from engaging in underage drinking? Join us and particpate in the Alcohol Literacy Challenge. Drinking at an Early Age Linked With Later Problem Drinking"drinking_at_an_early_age_linked_with_later_problem_drinking""drinking_at_an_early_age_linked_with_later_problem_drinking" Thu, 02 Oct 2014 11:43:43 +0000 Starting to drink at an early age can increase the risk of alcohol abuse in teens, according to a new study. The shorter the time between a teen’s first drink and the first time they get drunk, the greater their risk of later alcohol abuse. Too young to buy, too young to drink"too_young_to_buy_too_young_to_drink""too_young_to_buy_too_young_to_drink" Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:24:42 +0000 Dan Dusenberry, a cashier at Brown Derby for five years, can tell if a driver's license is the real thing just by rubbing his fingers over it: fake IDs are often thinner. Column: The problem of underage drinking"column_the_problem_of_underage_drinking""column_the_problem_of_underage_drinking" Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:34:44 +0000 Michael Kaas is a young man who recently posted a petition on in protest of local police enforcing laws regarding underage drinking. He complains that arresting Georgia Southern students is ruining their lives. Drinking on Campus"drinking_on_campus""drinking_on_campus" Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:06:51 +0000 National news is full of headlines about alcohol related problems on college campuses. According to Maureen Baker, Northeast Community College’s Director of Student Conduct, “Colleges and universities have a real problem overall with binge drinking and underage drinking on campuses. We know that over 1800 students die from those behaviors and over 600,000 are injured related to drinking behaviors.” Baker thinks Northeast falls within national statistics and says, “On our campus it is the number one code of conduct violation.” Northeast Community College does their best at preventing binge drinking. Administrators have instituted activities like Monday Night At The Movies and Wacky Wednesday. These activities are late at night so that afterwards, students are too tired to go out and party. College Tries New Ways to Reduce Binge Drinking"college_tries_new_ways_to_reduce_binge_drinking""college_tries_new_ways_to_reduce_binge_drinking" Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:17:15 +0000 Colleges are looking for new ways to reduce binge drinking, as part of initiatives to reduce campus sexual assaults, NPR reports.